Satan – The Enemy By Bishop David O. Oyedepo

It is important for you to know who your enemy is. The common thing people think and say in the world today, is that they are being troubled by one kind of bad luck that was transferred to them from their ancestors.

Some claim that their own problem in life is one old woman (popularly known to be a witch) in their village. Others yet have some strange opinions and ideas about their situations. They always try to explain the sources of their problems. But the Bible has made it clear who your enemy is:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your ADVERSARY THE DEVIL, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Your enemy is the devil! Not that witch, nor that herbalist, nor that colleague in your office. No! It is the devil. Many people find it difficult to believe this truth. Their minds have been so programmed to believe that some people are responsible for their problems. The point is that the devil will want to keep you from identifying him as your enemy, because he knows that the moment you do, the battle is as good as won. Some people are even deceived into believing that God is the cause of their problems and misfortunes!

God is not your enemy. If you’re born again, God is your Father, and His thoughts for you are thoughts of good, never of evil (Jeremiah 29:11). God is always programming good and success for you. Believe this!

The devil is the enemy. He keeps accusing you before God. He has sworn that nothing will go well with you. He does not want to see you progress. He wants to ruin your business. He is always mounting pressures on you, just to keep you away from God. He is not interested in anything good coming your way. His thoughts towards you are completely and continually evil!

Just as God is light, so is Satan the devil, darkness. Just as there is no darkness in God, so there is no light in the devil. He is complete and absolute darkness! (Isaiah 60:2a).

I want you to realize the level of hatred the devil has for you. He has no atom of love for you! He is your archenemy, ever waging war against you. So, human beings are not your enemies (Ephesians 6:11). The devil has continually used this lie to blind the eyes of many, disorganizing and disintegrating homes and families. The husband thinking his wife is the major reason for his setbacks, while the wife harbours the destructive conviction that her husband is her greatest problem. That’s the devil at work! He perpetuates his evils through his agents whom the Bible calls “principalities and powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:13).

These are not human beings. Stop looking at human beings as your problem! Get hold of the truth that Satan, the devil, is the enemy. It will change your whole outlook and you will be able to channel your spiritual energy in the right direction.

 

 

-Satan Get Lost