“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
You are living in a day when it is imperative to “hear’ the voice of the Spirit. I Peter 5:8 commands you to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” If you are not hearing the voice of God, you may be influenced by the roar of the devil. Even without a “bite,” Satan devours with his roar.
Do not get devoured by the “roar” of the world, the flesh, circumstances, or people. Satan attacks in the arena of your MIND with temptations, fears, and frustrations. These thoughts and imaginations must be taken captive through total obedience to Christ. (See II Corinthians 10:5.)
Some of your most severe attacks may come immediately after your greatest victories. After Elijah’s victorious showdown with the prophets of Baal, he became afraid and ran for his life. After Peter fearlessly cut off the soldier’s ear, he then denied Christ three times. WHY? These spiritual conflicts simply are not going to cease until Christ is formed IN YOUR HEART.
Above Satan’s ROAR is the quiet but deadly WHISPER of God. Listen, obey and claim the victory!
PRAY: “Gentle Father, the roar of the devourer does not frighten me as long as Your Spirit is residing in me. Give me a greater sensitivity to Your still small voice. Amen.”