The Enemy's Strategies
Strategy #1—Against Your Passion
He seeks to dim your whole desire for prayer, dull your interest in spiritual things, and downplay the potency of your most strategic weapon
Strategy #2—Against Your Focus
He disguises himself and manipulates your perspective so you end up focusing on the wrong culprit, directing your weapons at the wrong enemy (2 Cor. 11:14).
Strategy #3—Against Your Identity
He magnifies your insecurities, leading you to doubt what God says about you to and to disregard what He’s given you (Eph. 1:17-19)
Strategy #4—Against Your Family
He wants to disintegrate your family, dividing your home, rendering it chaotic, restless and unfruitful
Strategy #5—Against Your Confidence
He constantly reminds you of your past mistakes and bad choices, hoping to convince you that you’re under God’s judgment rather than under the blood (Rev. 12:10).
Strategy #6—Against Your Calling
He amplifies fear, worry, and anxiety until they’re the loudest voices in your head, causing you to deem the adventure of following God too risky to attempt (Josh 14:8).
Strategy #7—Against Your Purity
He tries to tempt you toward certain sins, convincing you that you can tolerate them without risking consequence, knowing they’ll only wedge distance between you and God (Isa. 59:1-2).
Strategy #8—Against Your Rest and Contentment
He hopes to overload your life and schedule, pressuring you to constantly push beyond your limits, never feeling permission to say no
Strategy #9—Against Your Heart
He use every opportunity to keep old wounds fresh in mind, knowing that anger and hurt and bitterness and unforgiveness will continue to roll the damage forward (Heb. 12:15).
Strategy #10—Against Your Relationships
He creates disruption and disunity within your circle of friends and within the shared community of the body of Christ (I Tim. 2:8).