The devil comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy.
John 10:10. If you are under attack, that’s because the enemy knows you’re carrying a valuable anointing, and he would like to stop you. And he can win if he stops you.
The devil is after your peace.
Isaiah 10:27. Isaiah 61:1.John 14:27. Just the same as God will use someone to encourage you. The devil will use someone as well. Those gossipers are a tool in the enemy’s hand to steal your peace. If you get your eyes on temporal things, it will distort your attention and get your eyes off the goal. The devil wants to steal your peace because if you have peace, you can pray anything through. If you have peace, you can walk through anything. The God of all comfort and peace is our God! Isaiah 38:17.
The devil is after your prayer life.
Your prayer life is where you find the edification from the presence of God. Your prayer life will help you get through what you’re in and prepare you for what you haven’t faced yet. When you pray as a corporate body, it encourages you to pray by yourself. The enemy knows that when you pray, he’s defeated and yokes will be destroyed. How many times have we stopped praying just before we got our miracle? Don’t listen to the devil telling you that God’s not listening. Go a little further and get your answer!
The devil is after marriages.
Marriage is God’s original plan. This is one of the reasons satan attacks your marriage. Another reason is that your friends, your family, and the lost are watching you. You are your neighbor’s example, your co-worker’s example. If you don’t fight for your family, what hope do you give them? And if your home has been attacked, the devil doesn’t want it to be an example of restoration. You are connected with people I am not. God needs you to be an example of restoration for them. God will turn what the enemy is trying to destroy you with into a testimony.
The devil is after your health.
Proverbs 3:5. 3 John 1:2. If you wake up and you are in good health and you don’t feel bad, God forbid you don’t take a moment to praise Him for it. Don’t ever take your health lightly. I don’t ever want to be so caught up in my world that God has to go around me and leave me out of the equation when you need prayer. I want to shout with you, but I will also cry with you. I’ll worship with you and I’ll help you carry your heavy load. You can be an example to others who are going through issues in their health. You can be healed, and help others who are going through the same thing. You have a legal right to healing and you need to go into the throne room of God and file your claim on your benefits listed in His Word.
The devil is after your joy.
You can’t have joy and walk in fear. The devil can’t get you under a spirit of depression when you have joy. When you have joy, you can’t be under a spirit of heaviness. If we are fighting fear, it stems from somewhere we’ve let the enemy take our joy. Your joy is in the presence of God inside of you, knowing that everything is going to be alright.
The world is in a mess right now, but you can’t let it consume you. Yes, pray for the people in trouble. Fast for them. But you can’t keep it on your mind 24 hours a day, it will steal your joy. If the enemy can steal your joy, he can put you under a spirit of fear and control you. We are in this world, but not of it. Some will go into the lion’s den or the fiery furnace, but we will come out. Get up and fight again. Get up and smile again! Your life isn’t over!
The devil is after your finances.
The devil has been after your income. he wants to stop your blessings. he wants to stop you from paying your tithes to hinder God from flowing back into your life. Proverbs 3:9-10. The devil wants to hinder how much you help others.
You may have gotten hurt by someone who never gave thanks when you helped them, or even complained when they didn’t get more from you. And you wanted to give up on helping people, but that was the devil’s plan all along. It’s the heart of God to help people, and that’s one of the things we are called to do as Christians is to help people. Only Heaven knows what treasures you have laid up because you have ministered to those in need. Deuteronomy 28:2-3.
The devil is after your faithfulness to the House of God.
I don’t want to be mean, but how is it that someone can stand in line at the store or at the bank and not catch anything, but fear they’ll catch Corona at church? I grew up old school and I was taught to put God first, not work Him into my schedule. If you do that, the doctors can shake their heads, but you can smile and say “God, I’ve been faithful to you. It’s in your hands.”
The devil is after your worship.
Praise is for what God has done. Worship is for who He is. To worship God, you have to be in love with him. Abraham, when he was challenged by God to offer his son as a sacrifice, said that he was going to “go yonder to worship.” He know that when he worshipped God, God would be faithful and He would move. Paul and Silas worshipped God in chains and they broke free in the spiritual and in the natural. People in the Bible worshipped amidst death, destruction, and prison. How much more can we worship God?
The devil is after your thankfulness.
2 Timothy 3:2. satan is trying to steal your thankfulness because he knows that if you are thankful for something you will guard it. Being unthankful makes you unholy.
The devil is trying to take the message of God away from you.
Matthew 13:19. After you hear a sermon, sometimes every little thing seems to get on your nerves. The enemy knows that there is a seed planted in your heart and he’s trying to stop it from growing. Mark 4:15.
How do you stop a thief?
#1: Shut the door. Get a hold of your thoughts, cast down imaginations, and shut that door so the enemy can’t get through.
#2: Get the burglar alarm called the Holy Ghost. He will let you know when a break-in is about to happen. When the Lord warns you about something, He wants to turn it around, so you better start praying.
#3: Leave the light on. Get the light of the Lord shining in you again.
#4: Post a guard. The enemy is lurking about seeking whom he may devour.
You have let the devil beat up on you long enough. It’s time to get your fight back.
–Pastor Anthony Wynn