Satan Can Do Nothing Unless We Allow Him

Satan is a defeated foe. He is limited to what the Lord Jesus Christ allows in our lives or by what we allow. Bible-believing saints must learn exactly what the Word Of God has taught us. There are five primary ways that Satan attacks:
1. He is constant in his effort to afflict our bodies. The saint’s body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. Satan hates that temple and desires to render it improvised or destroyed. The Holy Ghost said, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (III John 1:2). Jesus Christ offered His body to be lashed or whipped, “That by His stripes we may be healed.”
2. Satan viciously attacks our state of mind. Depression, doubts, fears, anxiety, and other dark emotions are broken when we refuse their powers over us. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7). Satan has no right to control your thoughts and imaginations.
3. He accuses us before God, to those around us and to ourselves. It’s very important that we learn to reject every accusation he makes against us. He is a liar and the father of lies.
4. The devil is the tempter of every living person. The Bible tells us that he can only tempt a believer in the area of their lust. This shows the limits of Satan. If we are pure and lust has been broken out of our lives, Satan is helpless. The Blood of Christ will sanctify every power of the flesh and give us victory over our human weaknesses.
5. Lastly, but very important, is Satan’s dedication to make us proud and self-centered. Self is man’s greatest foe. Self must die if Christ is going to be Lord. Listen to this broadcast and let the Son of God set you free.
NEXT WEEK: “There Are a Multitude of Vexed Souls”

3 thoughts on “Satan Can Do Nothing Unless We Allow Him

  1. Mrs. Paula Huffman

    The Lord wants us to approach Him fully convinced that He loves us. And the Lord wants us to know He is all He says He is. For this reason, Satan trys to do to us what he did to Job; and that is
    as you stated, “viciously attacks our state of mind.” Job, in a season of great pain believeda lie lie from Satan. He accused the Father, “For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin? My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine inquity” Satan would have us think God puts all our sins into a bag and is saving them for judgment against us and that they are piling up day after day. On the contrary, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy” Psalm 103:8 The Lord was so full of love for His servant Job that He boasted of Job before all heaven and hell. He said to Satan, “Have you ever seen a man like this one, who loves me so much? When Satan attacks my mind, I’m glad I have a Father who prays for me.

  2. Pastor Chambers:

    Thanks for numbering and categorizing these things. So often believers are vague concerning the issues of their salvation and daily walk and numbering them like you have here is very helpful. I appreciated how you similarly numbered the five characteristics of how to live victoriously on Saturday’s broadcast. I wrote them down as you spoke and have them in my notes.
    Being systematic and precise about our theology has been all but forgotten today. Thanks again.

  3. Dear Brother Chambers, In James chapter 3 there are 3 verses we all really need to look at were satan is concerned, verses 5,6+8. The new testament (kjv) is such a wonderful book to read, there is a complete picture of our lives written within its pages, all given to us from God Himself, the desire of His heart presented to us in the Person of The Lord Jesus Christ, our lives are hid in God in Christ Jesus. Most of us who believe in Jesus “do not know this” our lives are not our own, we are bought with a price, we all belong to God, we are His children, our lives are to follow in the steps of Jesus, Christian means “Christ in”. Most of what I see today where christian and church life is concerned would never be, if only we would keep our eyes on Jesus. James chapter three speaks about the use of our tongue, what we say all of the time, what we confess with our voices, if only most of us would stop and think before speaking, satan would have very little effect in and on our lives. “It is written” are three very powerful words against satan in any and every situation in our lives, we all have to know the Person of The Lord Jesus Christ and to have His mind in ours first befor we can have great victories over satan, Just like Jesus did. David Day