The devil is like a hungry lion on the prowl looking for who to devour and destroy, he is out there in the business of luring people, even the children of God, to his side.
He is a thief constantly trying to steal from us and Rob us of God's joy and love, he doesn't even stop there; he is out to strike and destroy completely.
I love the way the gospel of John 10:10 aptly describe him John:10.10
The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life---life in all its fullness.
The enemy pushes temptations your way, the temptations the devil pushes on us are there to do two things, First To Sin And Or For Us To Deny God.
One of the devices if the devil is to push temptation in the way of believers, he tried it with Jesus in the book of Matthew:4.2&3
After spending forty days and nights without food, Jesus was hungry.
Then the Devil came to him and said, "If you are God's Son, order these stones to turn into bread."
He came bearing the battle of food and worldly promises the devil is very clever, sometimes he will prey on our weaknesses or pressing needs and use it as a loophole to creep into our heart.
Every believer have different struggles that's why the Bible says in Hebrews:12.1
As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.
Listen to the choice of words the sin which holds on to us so tightly. Everyone has a sin that holds tightly to them for some it's pride, for some it's anger for others it's lust, for some it's sins of the flesh for others it's sins if the spirit.
What the enemies do is come with that din or try to put you in a situation where he can tempt you with that specific sin,and in all honesty the sin which holds on to us so tightly is usually a secret sin.
A sin that no one knows about or a sin that very few people know about, and I know a sin that a lot of people struggle with is lust.
Typically lust is a sin that people struggle with secretly, of all the sin with which we struggle lust is the one we keep most firmly in the dark.
If people knew the content of our thoughts, our dreams, our actions we can imagine repulsion and rejection will be the order of the day, our instinct is to hide, to cover and to deny.
There is a lie that lust is a male only problem and that is incorrect, both males and females struggle with this.
Pray for God to clean both your heart and Thoughts of evil.
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