Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 18, 2017

Like Soldiers In A Battle – Know Your Enemy

“No weapon forged against you will prevail.” Isaiah 54:17 (NIV)

 

I grew up with an older brother and two younger sisters. My brother always enjoyed a good joke and if I may add, he was (and still is!) quite the prankster.  I remember one time when the girls were all nestled on the couch watching a movie and Roberto called us outside in a fake panic.  He had everyone in his prank, except for his three sisters. When we heard his scream, we immediately ran outside to see what was causing him to be so scared.  He told us to look up to the neighbor’s rooftop, and there it was, a well-lit Jack-o-Lantern, floating from left to right, then right to left. I bet that hearing our frightened cries for help as we called for our parents was of extreme amusement to my brother and his partners in crime in the house next door.

I can’t say for sure if it was due to our lack of knowledge about illuminated floating pumpkin heads or too much infusion of UFO’s-and-aliens-talk from our friends.  Perhaps it was just plain and simple naiveté, coupled with our girly impressionability; but that night we had an avalanche of adrenaline flowing through our veins! I, personally, was on the verge of a panic attack, when Daddy – finally – told Roberto to make the floating monster go away. I dreamed of that shiny floating monster for months to come, even though my brother did eventually show us how the prank was done.

Our mind is a very fertile ground for Satan to play his pranks. All it takes is for a simple idea to be implanted in one’s thoughts and soon it germinates, grows out of proportion, and completely depletes our peace bank.  And before we know it will lead to sleepless nights, fear, panic attacks, grief, and much more.  We must prepare ourselves well by reading God’s Word and covering ourselves with the armor of the Holy Spirit. By knowing what the enemy of our souls is capable of doing, we will be much stronger and well equipped to fight him.
 

“We thank You, Lord, that nothing is too difficult for You, and because we can overcome anything in Your name.”

 

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

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