Seventy years ago today our beloved America endured a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. The lives of Americans changed drastically and in some cases permanently. Likewise, Satan wants to surprise attack the believer and permanently alter our lives as stated in John 10:10-- "Satan has come to steal, kill, and destroy."
Unfortunately Satan’s most common weapon is people. The wise believer understands what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:3-5—“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
Applying that Scripture to our lives means that we fight spiritually by pinpointing the real enemy—Satan. We then realize that victory is not gained necessarily in the physical, but instead in the spiritual where we are able to be mighty in God by standing in God and casting down everything that exalts itself against God. In finality, when we have done all that we can do to spiritually stand, Isaiah 59:19 promises that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. At this point, we see John 10 come alive in our lives—for Christ came to give us life and life more abundantly! Walk in absolute victory today!