Does the Devil Frighten You?
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
Notice how Peter described the devil. He used the personal possessive adjective, your. This means Satan is not just “the” enemy; he is “your” personal enemy. And you are his personal target.
You may think that you are insignificant; that because you are not a bishop, or Rev. So and So, Satan does not know you or care about you. But the truth is, Satan understands the potential of every believer and how much God is capable of accomplishing through you because you are in Christ Jesus; of how many lives Christ can impact and influence and rescue through you. He knows how dangerous you are to him and what a treasure you are to God.
And for this reason, he is “roaming about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.” Now, this ought not to frighten you, but inform you of how he operates. A lion that roars is a lion that does not have much confidence and wants to see whether a potential prey will run or resist. Satan makes a lot of noise, he “roars,” to see if he can frighten you. He knows he can only succeed against those who are afraid of him.
So how should you deal with him?
“But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:6, 7)
On several occasions, Satan sent a messenger to trouble the Apostle Paul. Three times Paul prayed asking God to get rid of this demonic messenger. And God answered Paul with these words: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (1 Cor. 12:9)
Child of God, when Satan roars, don’t run. Instead, simply resist him. How? By turning to God in humility, every time you hear the roar, and relying on His grace–unmerited favor and undeserved ability.
Indeed, His grace is sufficient. Sufficient to make the enemy flee, every time. Hallelujah!
Thank you Bishop for this word which is an eye opener to me. This will enable me to hold fast on the Lord the more in Jesus name.
Kenn Koma, Thank you so much but I strongly believe that it is the Lord who has opened your eyes to who you really are in this world, have a great weekend in the Lord.
What a word, praise God! Satan is on the run to hell
Abe Alfred,That is wonderful of you. You ve just opened my eyes to whom i am in a world of the weak lion.
Good morning from Monrovia Bishop, this so, so great and powerful.
I love watching National Geographic Wild on DSTV or SATCOM TV back here in Monrovia, it is only obvious, just like you have rightly put it, ‘A CONFIDENT AND A GOOD HUNTING LION SNEAKS IN ON A PREY LIKE A NIGHT THIEF, but will never roar, otherwise the prey might run to safety, turning to God when he roars makes us resist him always. Thank you