Here are four powerful weapons you can use to fight Satan or his demons.
The Sword of the Word
When Jesus was being confronted by Satan himself in the wilderness (Matt. 4:1-11), Jesus used the Word of God as a weapon to rebuke the enemy. Satan loves to twist Scripture and to take text out of context in order to make it a pretext and a false one at that. Jesus quoted all of His verses within context. Satan used every Scripture he quoted out of context. The best way to fight Satan and his demons is to know the Word of God, memorize it, and pull out the sword of the Spirit when you need it. It is the only offensive weapon in the armor of God (Eph. 6:10-17).
Spiritual Weapon of Prayer
Prayer is your direct connection, your 911 to heaven, through Jesus Christ. When you are certain you’re under spiritual attack, fall on your knees and pray to God for deliverance. When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, He included the fact that they should pray that God would “deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:13) and why the Apostle Peter told us to “be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8).
Submitting to God
This might not seem helpful at first glance, but James wrote, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7), which means ceasing from all anger which might “give the devil a foothold” (Eph. 4:27) in your life. James also wrote, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8). So if you submit to God and His Word, you can resist the devil; however, submitting to God means you must have clean hands and a pure heart, having a good conscience.
Staying in the Sheepfold
If someone strays away from the faith, they are straying away from the Great Shepherd Who cares for the sheep, and that’s bad, for an enemy prowls around “seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). Satan looks for stragglers, those who are wounded and injured and separated from the pack because they are easy prey. There is safety in numbers, in the fellowship of the sheep and under the direct care of the Great Shepherd. If you are outside the flock, which is the Body of Christ, the church, then you are separated from the Head of the Church, the Head of the Body, and the Head over the Body–and that is Jesus Christ.
The probability that it is actually Satan attacking us is very unlikely. There were ten people mentioning once on Facebook that they were all being attacked by Satan, but it was at the same time! Satan is not omnipresent. He is a created being and cannot be in more than once place at a time. The most likely reason for the spiritual attacks are from demons. If you want to resist these attacks, then know your Bible, be quick to fall on your knees and pray for deliverance, submit to God on a daily basis, and stay near to the Great Shepherd, for He cares for and protects you.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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