Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Daily devotional: Stand firm against Satan's attacks

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Revelation 12:17 NIV

Satan is at war against those of us who follow Christ. He is like a mortally wounded, angry beast whose end is final and determined but who will take out as many as he can as he goes down.

Don't be surprised when spiritual battle comes my way. Be aware of Satan's tactics and stand firm in my Lord Jesus Christ, listening to the Holy Spirit and looking to God for help and refuge. Know that this is part of life and that Jesus is the ultimate Conqueror who has defeated Satan.

Lord, You are awesome and most holy, worthy of all praise. I am so glad that You are all powerful and have defeated Satan. Thank you that his battles are finite and You will ultimately bring them to an end once and for all. Please help me to stand firm against Satan and his tactics. I rest in You alone and look to You for my salvation, my help, and my refuge. Please help me to have discernment to always see when Satan is attacking so that I do not ascribe it to anything else. Please protect me, my family, my coworkers, and friends from attacks by the evil one and his demons. Keep a wall of protection around us. Thank you so much for protecting us and saving us for the day when Jesus returns and we get to join You forever in Your eternal kingdom. I love you!

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