The devil can be described as a wicked evil spirit. Other names for the devil are Satan, Lucifer or Beelzebub. The bible describes the devil as an angel that fell from heaven and decided to rebel against God. A good manifestation of the devil in our everyday lives is witches and wizards, idol worshipers and occultist members. The devil uses evil spirits called demons to afflict people. Demons are regarded as messengers and servants of the devil.
The bible states in john 10:10 that the devil comes to steal, to kill and to destroy but that Jesus came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. How does the devil kill, steal or destroy? Well, many would ask me how does the devil kill, steal or destroy? He does this by stealing from peoples’ finances, by destroying peoples’ life with numerous addictions, by breaking homes…etc. fortunately; Jesus came so that we should be liberated from all these afflictions of the devil.
The best way to resist or fight against the devil is to know his strength and weaknesses. You have to attack his weaknesses not his strength.
Strength of the devil
He loves conversation
A lot of people reading this blog would certainly ask themselves how does the devil converse? Well, it happens in the mind. Our mind is bombarded by thoughts all the time and some of these thoughts are contrary to the word of God. We engage into conversations with the devil when we meditate or think about these thoughts. All action comes from a thought. You are what you are by the way you think.
In the book of genesis 3:4, when the devil entered the snake and came to beguile Eve, so that she should eat the fruit at the middle of the garden, she meditated in what the devil was telling her instead of pondering on what God told them not to do. Eventually, she went on to eat the fruit at the middle of the garden. If the devil can make you think about a thing, he can make you do it.
He is a liar
In the book of john 8:44, the bible states that the devil is a liar and the father of all liars. The only way you can know the lies of the devil is to have the word of God in your spirit.
Weaknesses of the devil
a) He does not like places of worship and of prayers.
b) He does not like the name of Jesus.
c) Each time that you pray and use the name of Jesus, the devil and his host of demons are disturbed in their kingdom.
d) He does not like the blood of Jesus.
e) He does not like consistent Christians. It is therefore essential to be consistent in our fellowship in the word, in prayers and in the pursuit of the Holy Spirit.
f) He is afraid of Christians who know the word of God.