“Our Father in Heaven,
Please bless Your people today,
And don’t allow the enemy,
to lead us into temptation.
In Jesus’s name I pray.”
By: ElRoyPoet, 2022
“I believe the Lord allows Satan to sift overconfident, self-reliant Christians in particular. They boast, ‘If the enemy ever tries to bring me down, I’ll trample him in God’s power. I’ll chase him out of my life with the Word. The devil can’t touch me.’
I hear this kind of boasting from pulpits all across America. Of course, I agree we have victory over Satan by faith in Jesus’ work on the cross. Yet, at one time or another, every Christian faces sudden, surprising siftings and never realizes the devil is behind them. Movements are taking place constantly in the spiritual world that we know very little about. We’re not to be ignorant of the enemy’s devices.
Perhaps right now you’re facing a deep trial, an unexplainable shaking. You’re being turned upside down, inside out, and you think it may be because of some evil in you. Yet, the whole time, it’s Satan, sifting you like wheat, by God’s permission. When we’re being sifted, Satan injects into our minds every evil thing in his demonic arsenal. And he makes us believe these awful thoughts originated in our own hearts, rather than in hell. It’s a trial so hellish and despairing, Christ won’t let us enter it without giving us his oath to pray us through. Beloved, our own sifting ends when we can say to the devil, ‘My Savior loves me unconditionally, through all my sins, because I’ve returned to his love. Moreover, he’s convinced me that, even though I’ve failed him, he knows I still love him with all my heart. So, you can’t rob me of that anymore, devil. I won’t allow you to tell me otherwise. I love Jesus, and he knows it.'” Excerpt from: The Sifting Process
“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.” Bible, Ephesians 6:12
“The safest road to hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” By: C. S. Lewis