Standing Against the Wiles of the Devil
November 12, 2020
Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)
11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
Here is a quote from Rick Renner: “The most important battlefield of your life is your mind! Spiritual warfare is primarily a matter of the mind. As long as the mind is held in check and is renewed to right thinking by the Word of God, the majority of spiritual attacks will fail. However, when the mind is left open and unguarded, it becomes the primary battlefield that Satan uses to destroy lives, finances, businesses, marriages, emotions, and so on. It is your responsibility to 'stand guard' over these areas of your life!”
What are the "wiles of the devil?" The word "wiles" is one of three key words which you must know and understand when discussing the subject of spiritual warfare. These three key words are: wiles, devices and deception.
Now I’m not a Greek scholar like Mr. Renner, so I'll cut to the chase and say what he said as a conclusion to the meaning of all of this. "Wiles" translates “with a road." The word "devices" shows on this road he is heading for the mind. Whoever controls that person’s health and emotions. Deception occurs when a person believes the lies that the enemy has been telling him.
Thank You, Father. “For thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” That Word is lighting up the road of life making it possible for us to see where the devil is trying to lead us and destroy us. As a believer in Jesus we speak to the body of Christ as we open up our hearts, and lift up our voices, bringing an end to the deception that is attacking our minds. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Take a stand against the wiles, devices, and deception of the devil!
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.