There is a battle between Jesus and the devil, for our faith. When we accept Jesus as our Lord, we are claiming victory for Him, which means that the devil loses the battle. Feeling angry, the devil will attempt to steal our faith, wanting to bring us back to him. To continue to win victory for Christ, we need to strategise so that we will not lose this battle.
1) Place God as your commander
With God as our commander, as a soldier, we must obey His instruction. When He convicts us or commands us to follow His ways and not sin against Him, we must do likewise. When He tells us to imitate His way of fighting this battle, we must do the same. Believe that His power can win the battle for us.
'The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.'
2) Let faith take charge
With God as our commander, we do not need to fear, but if we start to doubt His capability in winning this battle for us, or His leadership skills, we will start to doubt and therefore bring down our faith. We need to let faith take charge and not doubt just by the devil's words. Do not doubt in God's capability or power, but always doubt in devil's words and power.
'Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.'
3) Wear God's protective armor
Our strength may be not permit us to fight finish the battle. We need to wear the protective armor of God, so that His fire and power may spread around our body, protecting us when evil knocks at our door. With this armor, we may be able to gain strength from God and win this battle.
'Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.'
Fight the battle of our faith, courageously, having knowledge that God is victorious. Remember, our God never loses!