Revelation 12:10 (NKJV) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
When I first started preaching, I didn’t give much thought to spiritual warfare. I thought anyone who walked in victory with Jesus should not have many problems against the devil. To me, it was simply a matter of resisting him. But soon I found a roaring lion pouncing on my weaknesses with all his might and I felt helpless to do battle with him. Have you ever noticed how the devil attacks you?
All too often I see the devil doing the same thing to other sincere people of God as what I experience. I know a large number of godly servants, people pure in heart, walking in God’s grace; overwhelmed by demonic activity of confusion and despair in their lives.
Such people of God can labor diligently for the Lord and do so for years. Then, one day, Satan suddenly injects accusing thoughts into their minds. Overnight they are overcome with awful troubles, unexpected temptations, covetousness, depression. Their trials are so deep, strange and mysterious that these saints have no idea where they came from. Please hear my heart on this matter family!
I believe there is only one explanation: Their troubles are a demonic onslaught. Time after time I have seen this happen to the Lord’s people who are growing by leaps and bounds. At the very peak of their spiritual growth, Satan puts an old seduction in their path. It may be an old lust, something they thought they had overcome years before. But now, after years of living in victory, they are walking a tightrope, living on the edge and on the brink of an indulgence that could lead them back into terrible bondage.
I have experienced these attacks myself. And many believers are being caught up in it right now. They are being overwhelmed with persecutions, physical attacks, mental harassment, fiery temptations out of hell, friends even family turning against them as enemies. Satan has aimed an all-out, last-days assault meant to sweep us away in utter despair.
Point to Ponder: How do we resist Satan’s power? Apostle John gives us the answer in Revelation 12: (v11) “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony”! Satan knows his time is running out read verse 12, so he is wrecking havoc like never before, rules of war know the real enemy, Have a great day!
For His Kingdom,
Pastor James Baker Jr.