Devotional

Fear

June 19, 2017

Another of the devil’s wiles is the use of fear tactics. He threatens evil consequences upon those who would trust and obey the Lord. When the 18th century revivalist George Whitefield called upon his friend John Wesley to take over his open-air preaching ministry, Wesley was suddenly struck with the impression that if he were […]

Doubt

June 12, 2017

The devil sometimes shoots fiery darts of doubt into our minds. He will try to get you to doubt everything from God’s existence to your salvation. But his fundamental objective is to cast doubt on the Word of God. An important thing to remember, though, is that there is a difference between the temptation to […]

Condemnation

June 5, 2017

Continuing our look at the wiles of the devil, we will consider first condemnation. A common tactic of the devil is to make you feel cut off from God’s love and forgiveness. This occurs most often after some failure on your part. Maybe you did something that you knew you shouldn’t have done or you […]

Satan’s Attack on the Mind

May 29, 2017

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil … above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:11, 16 We looked last week at an example from […]

The Wiles of the Devil

May 22, 2017

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil … above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:11, 16  The “wiles of the devil” and the “fiery […]

God of This Age

May 15, 2017

Satan is indeed active! He is manipulating the forces of nature and bringing disaster upon men, he is at work in society oppressing people through various philosophies that lead to tyranny and war, and he’s busy spreading false religion that he might steal men’s souls and rob them of eternal life. Prayer and Proclamation As […]

False Religion

May 8, 2017

Another manifestation of the devil’s activity is false religion. This is Satan’s masterpiece and perhaps his greatest means of influence. It is also his most deadly weapon because it is aimed directly at men’s souls. The ultimate goal of the devil is to keep a human soul from the salvation that is available in Christ, […]

Human Affairs

May 1, 2017

We saw last week that Satan is alive and working in the natural realm, but he doesn’t stop there! He is also busy at work in the affairs of men. Whether it’s international politics, the media, academia, the entertainment industry, or the fads and fashions of the world, his influence is undeniable. Paul referred to […]

The God of This Age

April 24, 2017

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth […]

The Weapons of Our Warfare

April 17, 2017

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians […]