As I began to think about this series on “I Know A Man Who Can” my mind raced in so many directions. I came to the conclusion that we do not have the space nor time to exhaust all that this topic has to offer. So, I am just going to share this one last truth and let you take it from here and do some Bible study on your own.
“I Know A Man Who Can” – handle the beaten enemy.
We all know I Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” Someone shard withe me this is an old lion that hides in the bush and when prey comes by this lion roars loudly and scares it. As the prey runs off there are younger lions waiting to catch this prey and bring it down and kill it.
We have a lively enemy. He is not to be underestimated. He is seeking to devour each and every one of us who are a child of God. He hates God and thus he hates you and I who are God’s children.
Here is the good part. The enemy of our soul is a defeated enemy. Look at Matthew 4:10-11, “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” You see, the devil left Jesus because he was defeated. He was beaten. He is the losing side. We are on the winning side. Jesus has defeated our enemy and one day he will be cast forever into hell for all eternity. Praise the LORD!
Until this day you and I have an enemy. The good thing is that Jesus has defeated this enemy over and over. We need to quit trying to fight him in our own power and our own flesh. It is a spiritual battle and we must enlist and fight on a spiritual level. You can only do this by enlisting in Jesus’ army and using His tactics and weapons.
So, how are you doing?