When the devil attacks a believer with trials and tests, if he doesn’t do anything about it, the attack will keep gaining ground. Don’t do anything that feeds the evil life, so that you have the locus standi to access God’s intervention.
The devil attacked the woman with the issue of blood with an illness that graduated into a financial problem because the Bible says she spent all her living. With the severity of that kind of issue of blood, the problem deteriorated into a marital problem because the husband would definitely have stopped any sexual relationship with her for up to twelve years. He would most likely have had a concubine somewhere.
The devil’s attacks are like little lions, if you don’t kill them early enough, they graduate into big lions that can devour you. Problems, tests and trials won’t go away because you ignore them. You either fight them to a finish or they finish you. Our Lord Jesus Christ said the thief cometh not but to steal, to kill and to destroy, but I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.
When the devil strikes, you need to decide whether he will steal from you, kill and end something good you started or destroy your outcome OR you will stand your ground and fight to maintain the abundant life that Christ has bought for you on the cross.
PRAYER: Lord, I take authority over every assault of the enemy against me. I refuse every plot of the devil to gain ground in my life; I stand in the liberty wherewith Christ has set me free in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: 2 Kings 10:32-12:21, Acts 18:1-22, Psalm 145:1-21, Proverbs 18:1