LEST THE ENEMY SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US (1) - EPHESIANS 6:10-18, 2 CORINTHIANS 2:11

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There is a reality of the devil taking advantage of God’s children. The devil can’t do anything against you until he sees a loophole in your life from where he can touch you. The bible says that we should give no place to the devil. This implies that Satan really has no place except the one you gave to him. The devil wants to touch you every day, so he looks for ways to do it; whether through an individual, family, group of people, even among covenant friends, he looks for the way to intrude. Eph. 6:11 says put on the whole amour of God. A complete shield of amour around a soldier makes it impossible for any weapon of the enemy to hit him. However, should any part of the soldier be exposed or not properly covered by his amour, it becomes the loophole through which the enemy will get him down. Here are some of the loopholes that the devil uses against people.

1. Ignorance and incomplete knowledge of God’s instruction: The devil likes to hide here. Many have been destroyed because they are ignorant of certain things, and do you know that ignorance is not an excuse in law. Eve, in Gen 3:13-16, had an incomplete knowledge of God’s instruction and the devil capitalized on that and the whole human race was lured into sin. What are the areas in your life that you are operating in ignorance? The devil will keep coming through that hole. The devil loves it that you don’t read your bible. He knows for as long as you do not read it, you will not have the knowledge of the instructions and plans of God for your life, you will not know the things that God has freely given to you. (Hosea 4:6; Isaiah 5:13). The instructions of God can come to you as written in the bible; they can come through your Pastor, directly through the Holy Spirit into your heart or through prophetic operation of the Holy Spirit in dreams and visions. Whichever way they are relayed to you, they are important, and can constitute a major loophole in a Christian’s life if neglected or forgotten. Look at Saul in 1 Sam 15:17-21 the devil dethroned him for the same reason. In the instructions of God is the safety of God as “every disobedience will receive a just recompense of reward (Heb 2:1-3).” Have you neglected or forgotten the instruction of God in the Bible or the one from your spirit? Go back to it now, before the devil gets on your case. 

 

2. Adding to the instruction of God: This can bring in the devil to wreak havoc in your life. See Balaam in Num 22 -24. Don’t add or subtract from the instructions that God gave you over matters of your life; it can open you up directly to the anger of God and the destruction of the devil. Don’t do more or less to the instruction of God, just do the exact, God will not change His mind, don’t seek to negotiate the instructions of God. It shall be well with you in Jesus’ name. 

Prayer: Father, help me to know and keep your instructions for my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Ezekiel 23:1-49, Hebrews 10:18-39, Psalm 109:1-31, Proverbs 27:13