Keep this truth in mind; the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy [John 1:10]. Every demon has the same mission. How they go about it – their strategies and tactics – are different. A spirit of fear attacks your faith, for example [ David and Goliath story ] while a spirit of rejection attacks your identity. The enemy is strategic; has a highly organised army, and able to send specific evil spirits against believers to derail them from their kingdom purpose [Ephesians 6:12]. 1 Peter 5:8, reminds us as believers to “Be alert and of sober mind for the enemy the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Here the enemy is compared to a lion. A lion is proud and fears nothing, it goes where it pleases and looks for the weak to prey upon. Satan does the same thing. He is constantly looking for people who are weak in their spiritual life so he can tear them down. Our enemy attacks in the spiritual realm for afflictions to take place in the flesh. As you walk by the Spirit and not flesh, you become less likely to be a prey for Satan [Galatians 5:16-18]. Jesus Christ also said to His disciples, “It is impossible for stumbling blocks not to come, but woe to him by whom they come! [Luke:17:1]. You can never be in this world of darkness and not get attacked; Jesus Christ Himself was tempted three times in the wilderness [Matthew 4:1-11].
Now lets look at, what, where and when the lion attacks for our understanding in spiritual warfare and why is very significant to be aware so you able to defend your territory. During the dispute over whose children Jesus Christ opponents are in the Gospel of John chapter 8, Yeshua said , “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The Truth is Jesus Christ. We walk with Yeshua so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes [2 Corinthians 2:1]. The lion hunts for food is largely dependent on what sort of food is available in their particular area of habitation. The Lion like any other animal has favourites when it comes to preys. They do though, also have a fondness for warthogs and have been known to lie and wait outside their burrows for hours on end. However, if a lion is hungry enough and cannot find its preferred food it’ll resort to eating whatever it can find, including fish. Do you want to be a warthog or a fish? The Bible says in James 4:7, to humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Most hunting done by lions is under the cover of darkness; in the gloom at night they can easily observe and stalk their prey without the threat of detection. It’s actually quite common for lions to sit and observe their prey during daylight hours, usually just before sunset. But they mostly wait until after dark before launching an attack. Do you pray before you go to bed at nights? Jesus Christ’s said in Matthew 18:18 that, “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Brothers and Sisters, If you don’t have an attitude of praying all the time, you become an easy prey for an attack [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]. Now let’s look at this deep secret about praying from our commander in chief Yeshua. The story in Matthew 17, described where the disciples of Jesus were subjected to mockery in public; Jesus Christ was away praying in the mountains whilst they tried tirelessly to heal a child of epilepsy, until Jesus got back and rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Non of the disciples had courage to ask why they couldn’t and were ashamed, but Simon Peter asked during dinner in the evening. Jesus said… ”this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
There will be certain attacks by Satan, that simple prayer can not release you from i’ts grip but only with fasting. However, this should not only happen when you in difficulties but even when things are going well. That’s you standing firm, defending your territory for any attack. Are you having marital problems? Is your love one on a sick bed? do you feel alone as a result of bereavement? have you lost your job or in financial difficulty? Have you, or a family member , partner or friend been diagnosed of cancer or disease? Cheer up ! You can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens us [Philippians 4:12]. Don’t wait to be attacked before you pray but fast and pray in the name of Jesus Christ. If you pray with an unforgiving heart, you’re talking to yourself- ‘Your heart is the contact point with our Almighty God’ – ‘Your heart is the prayer room’. Unforgiveness is a sin which becomes a significant barrier between your heart and our Lord God Elohim. Jesus Christ [Yeshua], gave us the skill on how to win our battles and achieve anything we want in our lives – He said, ”whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your wrongdoing” [Mark 11:25].
Other hunting methods by the lion occurs in sunlight which is directly related to the activity of a particular prey species. What are your current activities? Are you talking too much or keep your mouth shut? Where do you stand with repentance- simply doing all you can to stop or stay away from sin. The simple way to find out if you are at the wrong place for an attack is to read your Bible always, slowly and repeatedly so the Holy Spirits can talk to you. The Bible is the only book in this world when you read , it reads you ” [Prophet T.B Joshua]. Avoid reading the Bible like a literature. Weigh your closeness to God with the standard of the Bible and nothing else. The Psalmist says ”You have lifted up my horn like that of a wild ox; I have been anointed with the finest oil. My eyes look at my enemies; when evildoers rise against me, my ears hear them [Psalms 92:10-11]. Read your Bible and you will hear from God; when Satan is about to attack; you can then defend yourself and others around you. For ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women,I will pour out my Spirit in those days,and they will prophesy, [Acts 2:17-18]. A servant of the Most High God will not be lead into destruction; you will be warned through visions , dreams and be able to prophesy to even warn others around you.
Oh, Holy Spirit guide me to understand the schemes of the enemy so that, I don’t perish. In Jesus Christ name, Amen and Amen
2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Leviticus 18:22, Deuteronomy 28:47-48, Hebrews 13:6, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Timothy 5:8, Psalm 144:1, Luke 10:30-37 , Romans 12:19, John 14:26, Matthew 5:1-48 , Deuteronomy 28:1-68 , Leviticus 26:1-46, Hebrews 13:8, John 14:15 ,Romans 6:23, Malachi 3:6, 1 John 1:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Ephesians 6:13 , John 8:24, Leviticus 20:13
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life [John 3:16 KJV].
Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24, that …gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.
All you need now is to accept Jesus Christ as your saviour in your heart , and if you do this willingly this day at this very hour, you are saved just like the criminal on the cross with Jesus Christ ; all he said was ,” remember me in your kingdom and Jesus Christ replied ,” this day you will be with me in paradise” [Luke 24]. Is never too late to be saved and there is no sin ever committed on earth that God can not forgive if you willingly come to HIM with repentance. God bless you, Amen.