If you thought surrendering your life to Christ would give you smooth sailing waters to heaven and there would be no storms, you thought wrong. Believers face a sinister, hostile, aggressive enemy that fights dirty. His name is Satan. He strikes hard using powerful weapons when we least expect it.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
How do we fight? We have been instructed to put on the whole armor of God, to stand and to pray.
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil
Ephesians 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Prayer is to the Christian what communications are to a soldier in combat. Prayer summons help, request, supplies and instructions for battle. Prayer builds a line of defense that Satan and his forces cannot penetrate.
WHEN A BELIEVER PRAYS, SATAN TREMBLES.
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
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