Someone once said, “part-time Christians can not defeat full-time Satan.” Who will deny this truth? Satan have a perfect understanding of our spiritual state and he will do all in his might to prevent us from knowing our spiritual condition. We are in a Laodicean state which is characterized by blindness, nakedness, poverty and lukewarmness.
“Satan well knows that all whom he can lead to neglect PRAYER and the searching of the SCRIPTURES, will be OVERCOME by his attacks. Therefore he invents every possible device to engross the mind.”– The Great Controversy, p.519
Let me explain what i mean. Out of 24 hours of our lives, YOU and I spend 3 hours a day, atleast, with our phones.
2 hours talking nonsense with people whom you should be leading to Christ.
2 hours watching soap operas, hollywood, nollywood, bollywood, gollyhood, robinhood, “porn-hood” and all the woods in the forest of worldliness.
We spend 6 hours atleast in sleeping and naps. Definitely this good to do.
10 hours working for our daily bread, some in banks, consulting firms, oil companies, schools, market place, shops etc.
We then spend less than 10 minutes with GOD and we expect to be overcomers!
Do you think Satan is a FOOL? He is perfectly studying our weak point? Like an hurricane or whirlwind, he will come in like a flood to sweep us away.
“Satan is constantly at work; but few [Christians] have any idea of his activity and subtlety. The people of God must be prepared to withstand the wily foe. It is this resistance that Satan dreads. He knows better than we do the limit of his power and how easily he can be overcome if we resist and face him.”–Maranatha, p.60.
Leave all that you are doing NOW.
Spend just 10minutes with God NOW, asking him for grace and strength to be a full-time Christian. Confess to him your sins and acknowledge your sinfulness and weakness. Tell him about your struggles to overcome SIN, SATAN, and the WORLD.
Satan is watching you and he seeks to overcome you in your weakest point.
It is perfectly true that Satan is stronger than you. Infact who are we without Christ? If Satan could tempt Jesus, the Son of God, with the fiercest temptations man can never bear, he is able to tempt and harass us.
But read this, it is the promise from God to weak and fallen humanity:
“Through divine strength the weakest saint is more than a match for him (Satan) and all his angels, and if brought to the test he would be able to prove his superior power.”– Maranatha, p. 60.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
BE SERIOUS WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, JUST AS MUCH AS SATAN IS SERIOUS WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE TO SIFT YOU AWAY.