Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Soldiers need a battle plan to tell them the best way to fight. God has a battle plan for you. You are in a war every day because Satan hates you. It is a war you can win because you have the biggest and strongest helper–God. If you follow God's battle plan, you will win.
Here's the plan. It has four parts: (1) Believe Jesus died for your sins. (2) Remember you don't have to sin. God says, if you will obey Him and refuse to listen to the devil, Satan will run away from you (James 4:7). (3) Obey God. Sin makes God sad and it can keep God from hearing your prayers. If you do sin, you need to confess your sin to God. (4) Thank God for victory over Satan. The Bible says, "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"
(1 Corinthians 15:57).
God has given you special protection in your battle against Satan. It's called the armor of God. This armor can't be seen, but it defends you against Satan's attacks. If you use it correctly, God will help you to defeat Satan in every battle. You'll read more about this armor in the next few days.
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