Satan’s ONLY Tactic

I wouldn’t consider myself an expert in demonology, but I can tell you that I’ve put in enough study hours and handson working hours on the subject. I really don’t like talking much about an adversary that’s already been defeated, but I do feel that I need to expose one of its many lies that affects and infects Christians throughout this planet.

Let’s understand some basic concepts about satan:

  1. He’s a created being designed to provide an ulterior voice to the voice of God for the purpose of human choice (Genesis 3).
  2. He is the father of all lies (John 8:44).
  3. He’s a defeated foe. No longer containing the authority that was given to him when man sinned in the garden. Jesus took it from him. (1 John 3:8).
  4. He is not God’s greatest adversary…never was. He’s our adversary (1 Peter 5:8).
  5. He roams around like a lion seeking whom to devour. In other words, he looks for people who don’t understand their identity in Christ. (1 Peter 5:8).
  6. He operates in darkness. Darkness is the domain of ignorance. When we fail to understand God’s Word, we fall prey to satan’s deception (Colosians 1:13).

In my 25 years of ministry, I’ve concluded that the #1 tactic satan and his domain of darkness focuses on is convincing Christians that their prayer life is of no effect. I’m convinced that the only thing he fights against is a life of prayer. I’ve also concluded that the cause of any issue whether mental, relational, financial or even physical roots from a life absent of prayer.

I’ve learned this…

  • A prayerless life creates a mental environment that’s susceptible to deception.
  • A prayerless life breeds spiritual ignorance.
  • A prayerless life mutes the voice of God in our lives.
  • A prayerless life causes our hearts to operate in darkness.
  • A prayerless life disengages us from God’s plan and purpose for our lives.
  • A prayerless life disqualifies us from knowing the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.
  • A prayerless life is the prime contributor to NOT knowing God.

P.T. Foryth said it best… “The greatest sin is prayerlessness.”

Your thoughts?