Ephesians 6:10–11 (NKJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Satan knows our weaknesses. He knows where to attack. Sunday was one of those days for me. It seemed a pall of darkness lay over my spirit. These things happen. But, I know when they do God is getting ready to do something in my life. It took till around 11:30 Sunday night after spending time in prayer, contemplation, and reading Scripture until I heard God speak. Reading some articles and writings of others I read what Don Stewart said about Satan’s spiritual attack on the believer. He listed six times when Satan will attack.
- After a Great Spiritual Experience. (Matthew 3;16-17, 4:10)
- At the Beginning of a New Spiritual Endeavor. (Matthew 4:17)
- When a Believer is Physically Vulnerable. (Matthew 4:2-3)
- When a Believer is Alone. (Matthew 4:1)
- From an Unexpected Source. (Matthew 16:22-23)
- Satan Always Comes Back and Attacks Again. (Luke 4:13)
I am slowly learning to keep my eyes and focus on Jesus. He is the Solid Rock our faith is built upon.
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Building our lives upon Jesus the “Solid Rock” is imperative in our lives as Christians, but it is more than just hearing His sayings, it is also doing. To hear and not do is like the foolish man who built his house on the sand.
Jesus told His followers in John 14:1 “Do not let your heart be troubled.” We are to believe confidently in God and trust in Him with every ounce of our being. (Proverbs 3:5-6)