8 Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.-1 Peter 5:8 HCSB
How dangerous is the devil? He is looking for your total destruction, as you can see with the word “devour.”
The word devour in Greek means to drown, swallow whole, and to be destroyed.
Satan’s purpose for Christians is to make them useless for God’s kingdom. He wants to drown your faith with hopelessness and discouragement. If you knew how much of an impact you truly are for Christ Jesus in this world, you wouldn’t be easily discouraged. The world through atheism, satanism, occultism, which all three are the same, are in full steam ahead in its attack against the truth, the Word of God.
Apostates like Bruce Gerencser, John Arthur, and Bart Ehrman, to name a few, have committed themselves to attack the person of the Lord Jesus Christ who they claim is not real and His followers, thus fulfilling God’s Word as found in…
18 “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. 20 Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours. 21 But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don’t know the One who sent Me.-John 15:18-21 HCSB
The Word of God tells us that we must be “serious!” and “alert!” We must be composed and our mind’s free of anything that would take our focus away from God’s Word and in prayer, which is an essential element of being ready so that we won’t be taken by surprise.
Our strength is not found in our body or spirit, but the One who lives within us, the Holy Spirit. We fight the demonic forces in the strength of the Lord by putting on the Full Armor of God.
10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.-Ephesians 6:10-12 HCSB
Christian, you will always be a target. Anything that you do for God’s glory will always be met with hostility. The devil will send his followers like atheists, liberals, cults, who teach a different Jesus, and with other groups, [activist organizations] who are attacking Christianity. Stay strong because in 1 John 4:4 it says, “You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
Satan is trying to divide white and black people through liberals who are socialists. For a white and black Christian, race does not exist, for we are much more of a brother than our kindred. We are one in Christ which supersedes race and we must support each other and stay away from BLM and cling to Jesus Christ who died for ALL lives.
Live for Christ, live for God’s Word, live for His will, and support your brothers in Christ Jesus, staying away from the world’s influence which goes against the Lord Jesus Christ.