The word “Adversary” kept rolling around in my head early this morning, like 1am, 3am, 4am and then finally @around 5:50am , I decided I needed to get up and look up this verse. 1 Peter 5:8″Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9But resist him, firm in your faith…..”(NASB). I don’t know why but I feel I am to be obedient today and blog this. I googled the word really quick this morning because there is much to do today. Here is the site I went to and I like the three points they made http://bible.cc/1_peter/5-8.htm from this site – As a roaring lion – Satan tempts under three forms:
1. The subtle serpent; to beguile our senses, pervert our judgment, and enchant our imagination.
2. As an angel of light; to deceive us with false views of spiritual things, refinements in religion, and presumption on the providence and grace of God.
3. As a roaring lion; to bear us down, and destroy us by violent opposition, persecution, and death. Thus he was acting towards the followers of God at Pontus, etc., who were now suffering a grievous persecution.
As I began to ponder this verse and think about what I was to say I feel my challenge for all of us today is to recognize because of the fall of Adam & Eve, our human nature, Satan knows and magnifies it as our adversary. The verse that comes to my mind a lot is ” ….. because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1John4:4 The adversary may prowl around trying to hurt and mix our minds up but we have Overcome with Christ!!!! If you have not been drawing closer to the One in you who is Greater, You better do it today! Don’t let your adversary make you think he has you defeated. No more devouring can take place. Our God has a better plan and the truth for you today. Go to Him!! I am going now to pray and seek Him who is greater in me right now! May you be a Overcomer today!! The enemy has no power over you!