“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Who resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” – 1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV)

The children of God have been given knowledge about their number one enemy, the devil. Knowing your enemy helps you to devise strategies to defeat him (John 8:44). Beloved, he is roaring like a lion, seeking whom he may devour or destroy. He roars to put fear in his victims to overpower them.

Beloved, understand that any affliction you are going through is not peculiar to you, because your fellow brethren are also being afflicted. Nonetheless, the Word of God has given the children of God the strategies to overcome the enemy and his afflictions (Psalms 119:105). The key is to be always self-disciplined and cautious; resist the enemy in the name of Jesus Christ and he will flee.

As a child of God, you have been called to be alert and enlightened in the Word of God to know the tricks of the enemy so that you can stand against them in prayer and make the right choices. Remember that if you lose your guard, it will be difficult to resist him. Let us never compromise, for our God is alive to see us through the difficult times and make His Word work miracles in our lives. Praise the Lord! God bless you.

Prayer Point: Dear heavenly Father, thank You for giving me the key to keeping the devil far away from me. Please continually make me alert and disciplined in spirit to kick the devil out of my life, family, business, job, and all that concerns me and my loved ones in Jesus’ name. Amen!