He will FIGHT - to stop you!!! He hates God and he hates you and me! He will use every dirty trick in his arsenal to prevent you from EVER:
• Becoming a mature Christian
• Being an Overcomer
• Enduring to the end.
And he'll WIN too!! - unless we really get ON THE BALL and stay on the ball. SPIRITUALLY, I mean!! You see, we simply CANNOT afford the "luxury" of staying as a Spiritual babe or child - as most Christians here in Oz, in America, and in other places are!! WHY NOT? Because babies can't really be OVERCOMERS, nor can they ENDURE to the end!!! - which I'll be writing about soon to show WHY these are such essentials to reaching God in heaven! Yes, I know we've been taught HOW EASY IT IS to get born again, but to ENSURE that our names ARE in the book that Jesus will have at the Judgment requires much, much more than "EASY"!! (More to come on this.)
Satan knows that he's losing, which really makes him mad!! (well, GOOD!!!) But FEAR NOT his tricks, dear ones, for he IS a DEFEATED ENEMY. Hey, but what about Peter's warning? 1 PETER 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith... Preachers will warn you about 'the roaring lion'. And it's WISE to be aware of this. But for a faithful Christian he has no teeth!! Please do RESIST him, but don't get into a confrontation with this evil being! He's truly not worth the time! Simply say to the Lord, "I resist satan in Jesus' name, by faith, and he must flee according to (click) James 4:7."
And hows about: 1 JOHN 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them [all evil spirits], because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Man alive, what a verse!!! a) You're of God b) you've overcome all evil spirits c) because the Holy Spirit in us is greater than d) the devil (who has to live down here now)!! WOW, works for ME!!!
And speaking out JAMES 4:7 to God ALWAYS works for me!! Maybe this is partly because of being mature in the Lord Jesus. My experience: the more MATURE you are the less satan can get at you!! This FREEDOM is most remarkable and quite, quite wonderful!! - and I presume it's got something to do with being fully obedient to Him, which the Lord has brought me to (gives 'the pig' *hehe! - my pet name for the devil!* much less to work with!) So GO FOR MATURITY!!! *personally recommended by BM!!*
Just getting started here! Much Jesus' love to each one of you!!
- BM (with his Lady)