The common adversary for all men is the devil. As long as you are on God's side, you have declared a stand that the enemy of God's people will always seek to attack. The devil attacks us in various ways such as sicknesses, bad dreams, accidents, among others. Unless one is spiritually alert, you may never know if a negative occurrence in your life is a direct attack from the enemy. As John 10:10 states, the aim of the enemy is to steal, kill and destroy. However, as a child of God you are guaranteed of protection from the evil one.
Here are 5 ways you can prevent the devil from gaining access in your life:
1. Embrace holiness and shun sin
As men, we are bound to fall. Because of sin, the devil gains access into our lives. This is because when we sin, we take sides with the devil and act in defiance to God's word. This explains the reason why sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). However, we can be able to live holy lives with God's help. He empowers us through the power of the Holy Spirit to live in a manner that is worthy before God.
2. Pray constantly for protection
Prayer ensures that we are in constant fellowship with God. This important aspect is also featured in The Lord's prayer when we pray for God to deliver us from evil or the evil one (Matthew 6:9-13). As such, the enemy does not stand a chance in our lives. As you pray constantly, always ask for God's protection. Being in the mood of prayer will help you overcome all attacks of the devil because God will also commission His angels to protect you.
3. Know and live according to the word of God
In the Bible, God deacribes Job as a righteous person. This means that Job was faithful and lived according to God's word. It is not just enough to know God's word. God expects us to obey His word and follow His teachings and instructions (James 1:22). When we obey the word of God he shields us from the enemy just like He protected Job's soul from being harmed by the enemy.
4. Declare God's word of protection over your life
There ara several verses in the Bible that speak of God's protection over those that are His. For example, Isaiah 54:17 says that no weapon fashioned against us can prevail. Read the Bible and familiarize with some of these verse. You can always declare them over your life, the lives of your children, relatives and friends.
5. Acknowledge the lordship of Jesus Christ over your life
Jesus Christ defeated the devil. He won the victory through his sacrificial death on the cross. As such, everything submits to him including the devil. Acknowledging Jesus Christ as the Lord over your life also implies that you believe in Him and His power to save or protect you.
Which one among the listed ways has been working for you? Feel free to share in the comments section.
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