John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Greetings in the Lord beloved brothers and Sisters.
In my meditation of the word of God guided by the Holy Spirit over the years,I have come to see that this verse John 10:10 summarizes Satan’s operations. These operations are given strength by ONE thing and that is DECEPTION.
Satan operates by deceiving and continues to get strength from that deception.
John 8:44 “When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a LIAR and the FATHER of it.”
A long time ago,I used to think that Satan only comes to steal the soul,but I have realized that Satan also comes to steal our JOY,PEACE,HAPPINESS and physical resources to make us oppressed. (Book of Job).
Satan hates the children of God and will do anything to make them depressed and destroy their faith in God.
The solution to overcoming Satan is to know the Word of God and to rebuke him using the Word of God just like Jesus did after fasting 40 days in the wilderness. Counter his attacks with what the word of God says. You can only know what the word says if you read it.
John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
You also need to persue Jesus.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
II Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Pray,read the bible,sing and praise,evangelise and seek the Lord so that you may overcome. Practice the very basics every single day with deliberate effort. Don’t wait for the Holy Spirit to ‘make you pray.’ The bible says we must pray without ceasing.
Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”