Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy

If you don’t come face to face with the devil sometimes, then you must be going in the same direction. That’s not good.

  • Satan is a boaster, a bully, a con artist and a control freak.
  • He is the king of deceivers.
  • Deception is his native language.
  • There is absolutely no truth in Him.
  • He thrives on loveless power and shuns the power of love.
  • He is devoid of personality but is cunning and has charisma.
  • He has the ability to make evil attractive and to make wrong appear to be right.
  • He personifies manipulation.  He twists the truth and misuses God’s word.
  • He was a murderer from day one.
  • He claims authority over the world.
  • He is the father of lies.
  • He is venomously envious of us.
  • He is a mis-guided narcissist.
  • He is exploitive and deceptive.
  • He opposes you.
  • He is a thief.
  • His agenda is warped.
  • His kingdom is full of darkness and deception.

“When you are going through hell, keep going!” – Winston Churchill

But here’s the thing, he cowers when rebuked in Jesus’ name.

You can rebuke him.

The way to thwart the devil is to strengthen the very thing he is trying most to destroy — your faith.

Your Adversary
by Bob Brown

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. -2 Cor 4:4

And the great dragon was cast out
Somewhere when time had just begun
Satan, the Devil, Beelzebub
The father of lies, the wicked one

Cast out unfortunately down to earth
Woe to the inhabitants, in the aftermath
For since he realizes his time is short
He’s fallen like lightening, with wrath

And one-third of the angels were cast out also
Along with the old serpent, and deceiver
Truly your adversary is a roaring lion
So be sober, be vigilant, Oh believer

Like a roaring lion he seeks to devour
And this defeated foe will often twist
And his greatest victory against us all
Is to convince us that he doesn’t exist

The above poem was written by Bobby Brown, author of ”Seated Above Looking Below.”

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2 thoughts on “Know Your Enemy”

  1. Thank you for your blog. Your thoughts today remind me of C.S. Lewis’ “Screwtape Letters” which really have the same point: Know your enemy.
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