Satan has many counterfeit strategies to destroy the Christian testimony.
To battle the enemy we must understand the deceptive, subtle techniques
that have caused many to fall from their faith in God.
Unfortunately for many Christians, Satan’s ultimate weapon remains a secret.
The Bible warns us and Jesus taught about it repeatedly. Jesus knew the
and instructed His followers how to protect themselves.
The Apostle Paul taught believers how to be protected and exposed the
weapon, making it very clear that no one should be ignorant of the danger of
outsmarted by Satan.
1 John 2:10 makes it obvious how to overcome the devil and never surrender.
John wrote “Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, there is nothing
in him to make him stumble.”
Do you see what the devil’s secret weapon is? Unforgiveness and an absence
of love! Satan knows that if he can deceive us into harboring anger,
bitterness, or grudges he can cause us to fall from the grace of God.
Hebrews 12:15 says “Looking constantly lest anyone fall short of the grace
of God; lest any root of bitterness spring up causing trouble, and by this
many become corrupted.”
Sin brings grief to the Holy Spirit if we will not forgive and love one
Ephesians 4:30 says “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you
were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger,
clamor, jealousy and evil speaking be put away from you. And be kind one to
another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also
Is it possible to lose one’s salvation merely by holding a grudge against
Matthews 6:14-15 clearly says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men
their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
The Scriptures make it very clear that a person who withholds forgiveness
breaks fellowship with God; prayers will go unanswered and you will lack
the Lord’s joy and peace in your life.
No wonder Satan works so hard to stir up turmoil and tries to keep us from
forgiving and loving one another. Satan is the father of all lies – his
goal is to deceive us and cause division, especially among believers.
Love and forgiveness is the highest display of spiritual maturity and true
mark of a follower of Jesus Christ- the most basic standard of
John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have
love one for another.” Love is the evidence necessary for true followers of
Every Christian can be totally protected from Satan’s secret weapon by
merely obeying this simple Scripture:
1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and
everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”
Help us to hold on to the truth; We are your redeemed, saved, sanctified
and secure children. Help me to believe and act upon your power to mount up
with wings like an eagle and soar above the storms of life.
Let me take authority over Satan today and put him under my feet:
Satan, I come against you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to leave my
presence with all of your demons. I bring the blood of the Lord Jesus
Christ between us! Amen.