If Satan can make you jealous by using comparison to friend or foe, he will feed your mind negative parallels until you believe it’s so. Satan has an array of weapons that he uses to try to defeat, all those who believe in Jesus, with deadly firearms like envy and deceit.
Feelings of spite and resentment at seeing the success of another, Satan knows, if allowed to manifest in the mind, the heart too will soon be smothered. The most deadly weapon in Satan’s hand, is one that doesn’t appear to be harmful. But it is marked by the skill to achieve his desired end, with deadly tactics that are cunning and artful.
The feelings of despair in the face of obstacles, Satan exaggerates with dismay. And he’s been up to these cowardly, discouraging, tricks on the mind, from The Garden of Eden…right up to today. We must ask ourselves, will our distress drive us to relent to this discouragement and despair; or like King David, will we find strength in the Lord, seeking Him on our knees in prayer?
Asking for His Holy Spirit to guard our hearts and minds, provides an infantry of soldiers; marching before us and surrounding all sides. We can stand firm with the Belt of Truth, buckled firmly around our waist and our feet fitted with Readiness and the Breastplate of Righteousness in place. We can extinguish all the flaming arrows of evil, as we take up the Shield of Faith, with God’s Word, The Sword of The Spirit, and with the Helmet of Righteousness in place.
We must put on the full Armor of God to stand up against Satan’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual darkness of Satan’s worldly regime. God’s word tells us to pray in the Holy Spirit, on all occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests. We must pray for all The Lord’s people to keep this in mind because His Word has ordained what is best.
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, and all have sinned and fall short of The Glory of God. All are justified freely by His Grace, through the redemption Jesus offered with His Blood.
Though Satan will continue to stalk you with relentless discouragement, you will find if you call on The Holy Spirit, He will guard your heart and your mind.
You can live in victory for all of your days. Your strength will not deplete. Standing with Christ on the wings of His eagles, you will be an eye witness to Satan’s defeat!