Spider-tailed Horned Viper (Be sober, vigilant, resist Satan, in Jesus name!
Click here. Someone shared this information and it reminded me of these portions in God’s Word.
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1 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV)
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, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (AMP)
8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. 9 Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world.
1. As you watch the video, keep in mind how our enemy works.
2. Let all those in Christ Jesus be alert to the enemy’s attacks so we are not devoured.
3. Do not allow the enemies of darkness to lure, entice us! Instead, be sober, vigilant, identify their deceitfulness, and resist them in Jesus' name.
4. let us not be ignorant of Satan's devices. One device is unforgiveness. (See 2 Corinthians 2:8-11)
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Click here. Alertness vs. Unawareness (IBLP) PDF file
Alertness vs. Carelessness
“Alertness is exercising my physical and spiritual senses to recognize the dangers that could diminish the resources entrusted to me.” (IBLP)
Alertness vs. Unawareness
“Being aware of that which is taking place around me so that I can have the right responses to them.” (IBLP)
Mark 14:38 (AMP)
“Keep awake and watch and pray [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Click here. Three key areas: Remain/Alertness/Character development
Click here. Understanding and applying our delegated authority will assist us
Click here. Satan's tactics/real change/ enemy's roar/stagnation
Click here. Preventing Strife Dimmer Switch Dramatized audio teaching
One step further, consider these valuable portions of God's Word to receive more understanding.
James 4:6-7 (NKJV)
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Insight: God hates and resists the proud and requires humility. Notice, we are to submit to God and then resist the devil and he will flee!
Click here. "What God hates"
Click here. What does God require of us?
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As you watch the video, think of your own life and the responsibility we have as believers in Christ to be sober, vigilant, resisting Satan, in Jesus' name!