Immune and Capable of Resistance

I want to share some thoughts on how we can position ourselves to overcome the attack of every Christian’s age-old enemy, the devil. They can be found in the Apostle Peter’s words in his first epistle.1 Peter 5:8-9 (AMP) say, “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.”

 The Apostle Peter teaches us that, when threatened by the devil and his evil schemes, we are to “Withstand him” and “be firm in faith.” Think about how a lion hunts for prey. The lion will bypass the strong ones in the herd to identify and hunt down the weak ones. The principle is the same when the devil comes after us like a roaring lion. To be immune from the jaws of Satan, we need to become an elusive and difficult target, filled with a strong, supernaturally sourced, immune system and capable of resistance. We do this by believing God and living according to His Word. I’m Dr. Bob. What will you choose to be, easy prey or too strong to be devoured? You can listen to additional Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com.

Immune and Capable of Resistance