CAC LIVING WATER DAILY WATER DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2021 : TOPIC – SATAN HAS NOT GIVEN UP!
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Monday, November 15, 2021
SATAN HAS NOT GIVEN UP!
Read: 1 Peter 5:8-10
1 Peter 5:8-10 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).
A popular Christian singer once sang a Yoruba song that translates, “Satan never rests, but Christians keep relaxing” Be warned: Satan, the devil, manipulated and humiliated the first set of humans (Gen 3:1 ff). Most terrifying is the fact that Satan was thrown on earth, and he wreaks havoc. Satan never gives up on the saints. He so much concentrates on them because he already has the condemned in his cage.
Dear devout, yes, you have truly given your life to Christ’s lordship. You are Spirit-filled and even hard-hitting on the devil and his cohorts. You are aptly described as terror to his kingdom, principalities and powers… Yet, Satan still hopes and aspires to have you to his side. He doesn’t give up on causing saints to stumble, hence the need to be prayerful and equally watchful, because he roars like lion, seeking whom to devour. You need to resist him, and he will flee.
There is no level a Christian can get to that the devil won’t seek occasion to bring him down. You cannot afford to be complacent, regardless of your titles and positions. Titles don’t intimidate the devil. Always be wary of his antics and devices. Simon Peter thought the devil was far away from him when he was boasting of the impregnability of his allegiance to the Lord. He never knew Satan was close to blowing him away like chaff! Thank God for Christ’s prayer for him. Peter, the rock, became so afraid of an armless damsel. That was somebody who courageously cut off someone else’s ear in ‘defence’ of his Master!
Satan has his agenda and is vigorously, violently, vehemently and relentlessly pursing it with passion. That is why he has succeeded in bringing down even some foremost generals in God’s Army. You can avoid the pitfalls that have ravaged countless souls. If Satan was not moved by Jesus’ 40-day-40-night fasting and but went ahead to tempt Him, who are you? He always hangs around. Don’t be complacent!
1. Holy Spirit, help me to be wary of my real enemy.
2. Satan, thus says the Lord, you cannot lay hold of me and all that are mine, in Jesus’ name.
3. Satan, lose your hold on every child of God, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Jeremiah 50:18 – 51:34; Hebrews 9:9 – 10:1