Be Vigilant

The devil doesn’t play and 1 Peter 5 tells us he seeks to devour us. One definition I read said to consume someone or something destructively. We are that someone, our faith is that something! 1 Peter 5:8-9 cautions us, “8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” This is a warning to be taken seriously. The devil knows his time is limited and he is set on dragging as many souls as he can to hell with him. He’d like nothing more to take you and if he can’t, he’ll do the next best thing. He will try to destroy your testimony and force you to live in a place of defeat, but I’ve got good news for you. He is the father of lies and he doesn’t have that power. Jesus already defeated him on the cross, you’ve already been forgiven and it’s time to rise up and take your place as the son or daughter God has called you to be. I don’t care where you’ve been, what matters is where you are going. Don’t allow him to control you from a place of defeat. Be vigilant, recognize his tactics and shove him back out the door. You should start to feel a righteous indignation rise up from these attacks and fight back. Start speaking life over your situation, stand firm on your faith and the Word of God. He may seek to devour us, but we are going to grow stronger with each attack just as the great men and women of the Bible did. Someone is watching you and the attacks your are encountering. Those faith building encounters may be what draws them to Jesus. Keep pressing my friends, keep pressing. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

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