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man-praying-in-woodsWhen it comes to the Enemy, also known as Satan, and the Devil among other names, the Bible tells us, “The great dragon was hurled down – the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” Given this, we know that the enemy is a deceiver and much of the world doesn’t even know he exists. The enemy is such a trickster that he has blinded many in this world, particularly those who are lost so that they cannot hear God, or the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But just because the Enemy attempts to blind the world, we have the power to remove ourselves from this blindness, and ward off his attacks. We are told in the Gospel of Mark:

“Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

From this passage, we learn that we too can have our sight restored – our restored sight in God, comes through faith. Faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ will heal us from our own blindness and allows us to see God more fully. But we can’t do this if we are distracted by the enemy and his empty promises.

As Christians, it’s important that we are mindful of the enemy’s presence and his attacks, so that we are not weakened by his false promises, and led to sin. If we want to protect ourselves from the enemy, we must first turn to God. Only He can protect us from Satan, and our will against Him. Here are seven Bible verses that will crush the enemy. There is nothing that the enemy hates more than when we turn to God, and praise His name, even in the worst of circumstances. Reflect on these verses silently or out loud to protect yourself from the enemy’s advances. The more we read the Bible, the more we are aware of his advances and can discern the truth.

Serving God Only

Luke 4:8: “And Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.

God Will Crush Satan

Romans 16:20: The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

Armed for Battle

Psalm 18:39: You armed with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.

Don’t Fall Victim to Sin

Ephesians 4:26: “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger…”

The Devil Will Flee

James 4:7: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Believers Will Trust God’s Light

2 Corinthians 4:3-4: “And even if our Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinding the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

The Blood of the Lamb Will Protect You

Revelation 12:11: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.

If you are struggling with the enemy and his advances, pray this prayer today to defeat his world:

Heavenly Father, please by the power of your holy word, destroy the enemy, his advances, and whatever else is causing torment in my life. Purify me by the water and blood of Christ. Please heal and restore my broken life. Protect me on all sides from the evil one. Let me them never rise or do evil again. Please bring justice to victory. Please by the power of your holy Word, Send your Holy Spirit to Heal and restore me. I know that only You have the power to destroy the enemy, and make all things new. In Your Holy name we pray. Amen.

Remember, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

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