It is no more news that the life we find ourselves is a battlefield. As you win one battle, another is waiting for you. The more you win the more you are congratulated and for you to succeed in this life you must win a battle. It is a fact that;
- In the battle of life, you cannot win all the battles.
- A man will become a loser when you don’t know the battle to fight and the one to ignore. When you fight all the battle you may lose the important ones.
- When a man wastes his weapon on a battle he should not fight, he will have no weapon left to fight the important battle.
- There are battles you must win by force and by fire.
- There are battles you must not lose.
- In the race of life, you must win or you perish.
The Bible says resist the devil and he will flee. To resist requires a lot of forces. That is in some time in your life, Satan will want to enter your life and Jesus says to resist him.
There are many battles in life but 3 are important that man must not lose;
1. The battle of your soul.
From the foundation of the earth, Satan is looking for the soul of men.
Matthew 4:1-3 says, “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward a hundred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”
After Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights, the devil used the most effective weapon in his artillery to capture Jesus but failed. It is the same weapon he is using in many lives today. Once a man loses his soul to satan he has lost everything. That weapon that satan uses is the weapon of your need.
Satan uses our need to tempt us. He uses the weapon of our survival. One of the battles that men fight on earth is the battle of survival. In this battle, many have lost their souls to satan. When you don’t know what is important for your destiny, you will exchange what is important for what is not important.
The devil knows that someone who has fasted 40 days and 40 nights would be hungry so he came to offer help. Two people know your need; the God that created and loves you and satan who hates you. The first person that came to Jesus was satan. He offered him help. He has come to many of us to help us solve our problems. Sometimes he will use someone close to you to evangelize your soul for satan.
Job 1:6 says, “… when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.” In every Church when the Holy Ghost is the head, satan also sends his agents. Some will say that those who help themselves are those that God helps.
This is a fallacy because the Bible has not said so and if it is true that we can help ourselves, why do we need to go to Church? The Bible says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalms:127:1).
Satan tempted Jesus at the point of his need. When you are looking for a miracle, satan will also come and make an offer and this offer is always in exchange for your soul.
Satan usually appears to tempt you at the point of your need when you become desperate to get your need at all costs. God knows the heart of man and so does satan. There is holy desperation and unholy desperation.
Unholy desperation is when you say you don’t mind by which means your need comes but you will get it at all cost, you don’t depend on your faith again, you lose faith in God, and you can no more wait on the time of God. When you get to this level, the next person you see is satan. He will send someone to give you 1000 reasons you should do what is not right to help yourself.
Holy desperation is when you become like the 3 Hebrew boys when at the face of danger, you don’t deny your God when you become like Daniel that whether God answers your prayer or not you will still follow him.
Holy desperation is when you refuse to turn your back to God. At this point, you will see the highest temptation. They will prepare their prison. Like they did for Joseph when you refuse to yield. The God of heaven is waiting for that time to manifest. The Bible says, “… but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32. At that time heaven’s attention is on you and satan’s attention is on you. Who are you going to go? When you chose God, heaven will rejoice and your angels of blessing will appear.
No prayer point or the life of holiness or righteousness or faithfulness to God can stop you from facing the trial of life. What can help you is your knowledge of the word of God and your knowledge of God?
When the devil came to Jesus, Jesus did not go back to pray. What made him prevail is his knowledge of the word of God. Any Christian who does not have knowledge of the word of God will fall to all temptations in life. Jesus answered, “… It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4. When Job lost years to the battle of life God restored all that he lost and added more years to his age because he refused to surrender to the battle of life. Abraham waited for 100 years before having a child but God gave him more years to enjoy what he got because he did not give up.
Nobody fails temptation and becomes a champion. Whenever you deny God before your need, you have already failed in the school of destiny. Jesus would not become the King of kings and the Lord of lords if he had surrendered his soul. Joseph would not become a Prime Minister is a strange land had he yield to temptations that came his way. Daniel would not be in the Bible if he bowed to the temptations to worship other gods. The 3 Hebrew boys would not be mentioned had they denied God because they were made leaders and had their position to protect but they were not afraid to lose all for God.
Until you refuse to bow to the enemy, you will never know what God can do. The Bible says, “…when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you”. Isaiah 43:2.
When you are passing through temptation, tell satan that “I know my God is with me so I will not give up”. You can never see God in action when you fall to every temptation. When God arises for you, you must also rise for God. Anything you help yourself to get will either kill you or make you regret it. Temptation comes from satan, the trial of life comes from God. God does not tempt people, it is satan. God only tries us to know our stand.
Satan is never a friend of man. When God rejected satan, it was the man that God gave his position. His first habitation was in the Garden of Eden. There is something that Satan is looking for in the life of man and can do anything for that; thus your soul. Satan can give man stone in exchange for gold. When Adam and Eve believed him, they later knew he was deceiving them. The result was that fear entered them, they became naked, shame came on them and they began to run when nobody was chasing them.
Nobody has failed in the school of temptation and has not told the story in tears. Samson failed; he shed tears and never came out of it.
Nobody fails in the school of temptation and will not lose the grace of God. When the grace is removed you will become empty. That is why Jesus came so that no soul will perish when we believe in him.
Satan came to tempt man in order to attack the destiny. Every destiny is important before God and satan. We are created to come and fulfill destiny. The enemy knows that once you lose your soul, you lose your destiny. Jesus called him a thief because a thief will never appear to you as an enemy. You can lose your soul and still be alive on this earth in the record of man but in the record of heaven, you are dead. Your destiny is more precious than money, marriage, and giving birth to children. If you do not know this, you will be fighting a battle that is not important. Nobody waits on God and lose in the battle of life.
Nobody waits on God and will not receive double of what he has lost. Many Christians only carry Bible as decoration but not for knowledge. If you must win the battle of life, you must study the Bible.
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SAY THESE PRAYERS
- Powers using my need to tempt my life, you will not succeed die in the Name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and show yourself in my case in the Name of Jesus.
- O God, arise in this month of July and let my miracles shock my enemies in the Name of Jesus.
- Mercy of God, uphold me to overcome temptations of life in the Name of Jesus.
- Every agent of the devil assigned to rob my destiny, you are a spiritual thief, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Powers waiting for me at the point of my need to push me into temptation die in the name of Jesus.
- Anything I have lost to satan at the time of temptation, by mercy I recover them all in the Name of Jesus.