Why does the devil attack? Well, it could be for a few reasons. And I may have touched base on this, in other posts of mine. But, I sense the anointing from God to write about this, right now, so I will obey God.
Lets start from the beginning, and touch on the subject of sin. See, Adam and Eve, sinned, and since then the curse is on all generations. We all sin, and come short of the glory of God. We cannot get away from that. You may not think you sin, but the curse of sin, is on all of us, unless we repent, and accept Christ as Lord, and savior, and turn away from anything, that could affect our blessings, our lives, or whether or not the enemy will attack.
So, if you have not done that, you may be attacked by the enemy.
This is your part, and responsibility.
See, we are called to submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee. That submitting requires being obedient to God, and as much as you can to His laws, and commandments.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. James 4:7 King James.
Now a lot of Christians don’t believe that. But I don’t believe God flip flopped from the Old Testament to the New Testament. God is a legal God. Throughout the bible, there are scriptures that speak of the law. Again, I will reiterate we are only free from the law of sin, and death found in Romans 8:2 King James. Not Gods commandments.
So, if you are purposely breaking Gods laws, His commandments, the enemy will come in to attack. You should never give the enemy a “legal” right to attack you.
Do you remember the story of Job? Job was a blessed man, but because he was tested by God, he allowed the “hedge” to be brought down so he could attack him. I believe God tested Job, to see how he would react when attacked.
The devil had to actually ask God if he could attack.
JOB 1:10-12 KJV
HAST NOT THOU MADE AN HEDGE ABOUT HIM, AND ABOUT HIS HOUSE, AND ABOUT ALL THAT HE HATH ON EVERY SIDE? THOU HAST BLESSED THE WORK OF HIS HANDS, AND HIS SUBSTANCE IS INCREASED IN THE LAND. BUT PUT FORTH THINE HAND NOW, AND TOUCH ALL THAT HE HATH, AND HE WILL CURSE THEE TO THY FACE. AND THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN, BEHOLD, ALL THAT HE HATH IS IN THY POWER; ONLY UPON HIMSELF PUT NOT FORTH THY HAND. SO SATAN WENT FORTH FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD…..
Sin, will do that it will give the enemy permission to attack you.
But that hedge, that was brought down, can also be from disobedience, and it can let the enemy in to again attack you.
We individually, have responsibility, to keep our spiritual houses, our souls, clean. This can be by what we allow into our souls. From the ear gate, eye gate, and mouth gate as well. What we see, what we read, or watch, entertain, or what we speak….
It comes from our love walk as well.
Right now our country is in spiritual warfare. Many don’t see the problem as spiritual. But there is a battle between good and evil for our nation. See our nation, was built on the principles of God. The devil, is trying to destroy the foundation of that. But there are sins, that have opened the door for the devil to attack. So we do need to get closer to God and repent. We do need to obey God. Some sins, I see, is abortion, this is a terrible sin. But there are others, and when anybody does not allow God into the situation, well there the enemy can come in.
I think there has a gradual denial of God, in our nation, and I believe we are seeing the “fruit” of that.
So, I believe in stating this, that we need to get to the root of this. Its not a mental problem, its not a gun problem, its a spiritual problem. Where love, has been denied. God is love, and He has been denied in our nation by many. So therein is part of the problem.
IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND. II CHRONICLES &;14 KING JAMES.
The only thing that can break the curses, of sin, is Christ. He died on the cross for our sins, and if we accept Him, if we repent, if we pray, if we read good King James word, we can grow.
We all have a responsibility in this. I don’t know why things are always the way they are, so I will state that as my disclaimer. Gods ways are not our ways.
FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS, SAITH THE LORD. ISAIAH 55:8. KJV
So, I cannot second guess, God in some matters. But I do know making things right with God, through Christ, and people, and staying away from things, that hurt our spiritual walk with God, will keep the devil away, in matters. Its always a choice folks. God is a gentleman. He does not make us do anything, we have to just come to a place and realize He is the way, the truth, and the life.
Read John 14:6 King James.
If we deny Him, He will deny us. There is no other way about that. So we cannot blame Him, when we have our own part in this. Educating yourself, by reading good King James word, gives you insight.
I try to talk to so many, who attack faith, who attack religion. When they don’t understand its not religion, its relationship with Christ. And He can make the difference.
Religion is: Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups. Religion will let you down, because it is made by people. But God will never let you down. Through relationship. And God will protect you from the devil. He will. I know. Trust Him, and obey. Get to know God, thats your responsibility.
Get close to God folks. It takes time to grow, to understand who God is. It really does, but we have to get our hearts right before Him. By accepting Christ as Lord, and savior. Seeing what He did on that cross for you. Humbles us all. Getting rid of pride, and wanting to be offended, its not from God. There are so many things that can hinder us, and I know, I am scratching the surface of this. But we really need to be close to our Lord. It makes the difference. I know. Anyway….Hope this helps someone today.
Always remember to plead the blood of Jesus, over yourself, your family, your finances, your health, home pets, anything of value, from God. etc.
See, you have to remember, that the blood was applied, when the spirit came to attack, the Egyptians, before Passover. There is power in the blood. There was then, with the sacrifice. But the sacrifice of Christ, makes it all that more evident, and powerful.
Plead the blood of Jesus, as your HEDGE of protection…
and yes always be in a place of repentance.
Blessings, in Christ,