I know the battle to be true because I have just recently experienced a satanic attack on my faith, with thoughts in my mind questioning whether I am truly saved and going to heaven and whether God really hears my prayers or am I just speaking empty words. These thoughts came as I struggled to keep a positive outlook on life’s situations, circumstances and events.
My friends, the thoughts and voices you hear may be different from mine, but believe me, the battle for our souls comes whether we have been in the Christian faith one day or 50 years. But the Truth of God’s Word is unchanging if we trust Him to fight the battle for us, as promised, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)
When the battle for our soul rages, we must:
• Remember that God can be trusted – He will help us because we are His children and because He promised to walk through the darkest valley with us. I don’t understand how God does His work, nevertheless, this assurance continues to get me through the daily challenges of life.
• Discern the voices we hear – Our gauge for discernment is the Word of Truth (the Bible). We know that God does not condemn us, but Satan does. With this knowledge, we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).
• Read our Bible and Pray every day - This reminds me of a song we sang in my household as little children, and we still sing it to our children to date. The word of the song says, “Read your Bible and Pray every day if you want to grow”. Simple words of wisdom, my friends, but true!
Christ follower: May the power of the Spirit of the living God destroy every battle Satan is waging over our body, soul and spirit, in Jesus Name. Amen. If you are currently not a Christ follower, come and experience the love Jesus has for you today. All Glory to God!
Read: Romans 5:19
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Guard the Truth on September 28th, 2019 - Watch Sermon