The scripture says in 1peter 5:8 “Be sober -minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.
The Bible speaks about heavenly councils where God and the Angels meet in other to plan on how to carry out their activities on earth and the angels are required also to come and give the account of their duties. Satan who was once an angle of God before he was dethroned appeared on the scene that day too and God asked him where he had been and satan answered God and said “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on”. (Job 1:6-7).
We ought to recognize how our enemy, the satan our adversary works in our lives so as to resist him and know how to fight back so that he doesn’t destroy our purpose on earth. Paul in his epistles to the church in Thessalonians “Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul once and again but satan hindered us”. (1 Thessalonians 2:18).
The only job the devil knows how to do best is to hinder the believers, to frustrate, discourage and make you loose confidence of whose you are, make you deliberately disobey and doubt God so that we will fail in our mission and faint in our faith. The Bible says resist the devil it flee.
How can we possibly resist the devil by persistently seeking for God’s approval in simply obeying his word Prayer is a master key, is a popular Christian song. It continues by saying Jesus started with prayers and ended with prayers, prayer is the master key!! .
Luke.3.21 – Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,. According to this verse Jesus prayed until the heaven opens. We must live a life of prayers always if we must persistently break every resistance that may come our way.
“I have set watchmen upon thy walls, o Jerusalem which shall never hold their peace day and night . Ye that make mention of the Lord keep not silence and give Him no rest till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth” (Isaiah 62:6-7). Be stubborn in your persistency with the Lord , be as fanatic as Daniel. When the people found out that he was addicted to prayer, they tried a way of stopping him, to justify their evil plot against Daniel they went to the king and said in Daniel 6:6-13
Dan.6.6 – Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
Dan.6.7 – All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Dan.6.8 – Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Dan.6.9 – Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Dan.6.10 – Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Dan.6.11 – Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
Dan.6.12 – Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king’s decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Dan.6.13 – Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
In Luke 18:2-7. There was a wicked judge in a certain city who do not fear God nor consider man then a certain widow went to him for him to avail her for her adversary. She continued going to the king to settle her dispute with her enemy but the king continued to bluffed her until one day the wicked king said to himself “I don’t fear God or care about people but this woman is driving me crazy . I’m going to see that she gets justice because she is wearing me out with her constant request”. Then Jesus said learn a lesson from this unjust judge, even he rendered a just decision in the end so don’t you think God will surely give His chosen people who cry out to Him day and night . Will He keep putting them off?
Jesus said cry day and night, you must pray constantly without ceasing. “Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you…. Any time you face discouragement that’s the right time you must push harder in prayers, do not allow yourself to be demoralized, that’s the game of the devil to weary you rather be the one that will weary the devil so that it can flee. Remain resolute, stay at it until you’re established because you are born for a purpose ; you shall not die but live to accomplish your purpose in the land of the living.
David said in psalm 55:17 “Evening and morning and at noon will I pray and cry aloud and He shall hear my voice”
The “EMBER” months have come to stay remaining barely Three months to the end of the year 2020, By God’s providence and grace we are able to see the plagues of Covid-19 pass over us and we are alive to declare the mercies of God to the next generation, we should not take the mercies of God for granted. By His mercies we are not consumed. For the rest of the month we should use it to rededicate our lives and that of our entire family members to God for protections and pray for those nations and families that are worse Hit in this pandemic for God To console them and grant unto them total healing in Jesus name amen.
As we come to the end of the month of September 2020, May we leave behind the ruins of the past months and with joy focus on what God is going to do for us in the month of October.
He is going to Bless us with His fresh Anointing and the gains of a new beginning in our lives. But remember that men ought always to pray and not to faint. We shall end in praises and at the end of the year 2020 we will all look back and count our Blessings, name them one by one then we shall see what the LORD has done for Us . Happy New Month. Remain Blessed 🙏