“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11
The devil is “wily.” He is a schemer, and you should not be ignorant of his devices. (See II Corinthians 2:11.) Here are a few of his favorite tools:
1) OPPOSITION – His name, Satan, means “opposer,” and he opposes everything that is godly. He takes no “time outs” or weekends off. He capitalizes on your weaknesses and will attack you when you are down.
2) IMITATION – He wants to be like God, so he specializes in imitating religion; sometimes being transformed into an angel of light or minister of righteousness (II Corinthians 11:14-15), deceiving the very elect (Matthew 24:24).
3) ACCUSATION – He is the accuser of the brethren, accusing believers day and night (Revelation 12:10), bringing up the past, and trying to cause people to doubt God’s Word.
Your faith in God gives you the victory over Satan (I John 5:4); Christ has put all things UNDER HIS FEET; and you are part of HIS BODY! (Ephesians 1:22).
PRAY: “Victorious Lord, You have given me authority ‘over all the power of the enemy,’* and I stand on that authority today. ‘Nothing shall by any means hurt [me].’* Amen.”