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Surviving Attacks of The Adversary
Everyone has temptation in their life. This also true to those that are Children of Our Heavenly Father. Take a moment and ponder a particularly enticing situation involving something that would displease God. Did you realize that moments like these, you were involved in a Spiritual "Tug-of-War?
The Adversary is real. Scripture teaches us he leads an army of fallen angels and is prideful enough to think he can gain victory over God. By definition, a satanic attack is a deliberate assault upon an individual, which is designed to cause spiritual, physical, material, or emotional harm. It is The Adversary's desires to circumvent the Lord's purpose in the lives of all believers, and to rob them of the joy and peace God has given to us as gifts. The Adversary wish, is to ultimately deny God the worship He receives through His Children.
Spiritual Warfare has been going on since The Garden of Eden. The Adversary learns your weakness's, and uses them to his advantages. However just knowing Satan's Battle plan is NOT enough, we also must have a plan! But first, lets look at The Adversary's Plan:
First, we must study WHERE the "battle" (battlefield) is to take place... In our minds. So we must first be sure that our thoughts are in submission to The Holy Spirit. This takes daily surrender and time in God's Word.
Second, The Adversary will tempt us during vulnerable moments. Be cautious when you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired (Also known as H.A.L.T. Moments).
Third, The Adversary is also known as "The Master of Deception" for a reason; we won't recognize the trap as an evil scheme. Instead, it will appear good, however some "RED FLAGS" of doubt might open our eyes.
As Children of God, we should walk closely with Our Heavenly Father. Remember, Adam was stronger when he was walking with God, than when he walked without Him. Do not allow The Adversary to lull you into destructive actions that allows him to steal the many gift's Our Father has given you. Use the weapons Our Father has blessed us with! Remember to cloth yourself in The Armor of God. Prayer is a blessing to all of God's Children, however it is a weapon against The Adversary! If you read The Word of God, and fellowship with other Children of God. None of my problems have ever been bigger, than The Power of Our Heavenly Father.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,