INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been given delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be yours. Luke 4:5-7
First of all, the devil has no authority to give you anything but a hard time, and he is the father of lies! Many a man has fallen by listening to his smooth words, tempting the unsuspecting to believe his lies.
Jesus has given us, His followers, all power and authority over the enemy and Satan has nothing but lies and schemes to try and trap us. The devil tried to seduce Jesus with pride and lust for power, as he has done with millions who fell for his evil schemes! Many a good man has left the call of God for riches, power and the lust for other things that ended up choking the spiritual life out of them!
Jesus, again took His gleaming sword, the word of God and held it up at the devil, proclaiming the truth that defeats the schemes and traps of our enemy! The sword of the Lord is our weapon to use against the lies and schemes of this diabolical liar who comes to rob, kill and destroy those whom he deceives!
And Jesus answered and said to him, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.' " Luke 4:8
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin