“The price of freedom is Eternal Vigilance”. This is also true in the spirit world. Thank God he never slumbers or sleeps. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil ,as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” ( 1 Peter 5:8). Remember we are in a spiritual war against the devil and his demons. The devil is always on the prowl like a lion. He is a lot smarter than you and me. He has been around over 6,000 years, but he is not smarter than Jesus, and he flees at the name of Jesus Christ, and the Word of God. Jesus fought the devil with the Word. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God,that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness: And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints:“( Ephesians 6:10-:18). All it takes is one unguarded moment for the enemy to get in. One arrow in Achilles heel and you’re down. “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. “( Hebrews 4:12). So keep your sword sharp and ready for an attack at any moment. You can do this by staying in the Word. Be careful who you hang around with, and chose your friends wisely. “Can a man take fire into his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6: 27). Why hang around people who are harboring bad spirits? “Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven the same is my brother, and my sister and mother.” ( Matthew 12:48-50). Pray against bad spirits and rebuke them in the name of Jesus ! What you eat has a great effect on you just like what you listen to has a great spiritual effect on you. If you think that you can sit around and listen to ungodly music, and not be effected by it, you are greatly mistaken.“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” ( II Corinthians 10:5). “ But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.”(Titus 3:9-11). We need to continually stay in the Word and memorize and review, and literally brainwash our selves by the Word, like Jesus said, “ Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” (John 15: 3). We need a big strong sharp sword of the Word to fight the enemy, not just a little dull butter knife. Ask the Lord for spiritual eyes and discernment and wisdom and it shall be given you. No victory without a battle, no triumph without a trial, no testimony without a test.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.