Satan’s Limitations

It is explained in the Bible that the devil is a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. There a different ways how the enemy works but there are also limitations on what it can do. Still God is the most powerful as describe He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. He is the only on who have all this characteristics. And most of all He is faithful in all the works He is doing in our lives.

According to the scripture this is what we have to do when the enemy is around and ready to attack,

1Peter 5 8:11

  • Be alert and of sober mind (1Peter 5:8)

Always be alert in what the enemy can do. In different accounts in the Bible there are ways and stories on how the enemy works and also how can us resist it. Make sure to be in the presence of the Holy Spirit always so that He can remind you of the promises of God in your lives. The Spirit will protect your heart and mind from the enemy. Don’t let your heart be penetrated or influence by the devil.

  • Resist him, standing firm in the faith (1Peter 5:9)

All Christians in different part of this world experience everything that we are experiencing not because they are different race they can’t be attack by enemy nor struggle. We all are one in God’s family and we are the target of the evil. They are also persecuted as we are that’s why we need to resist the enemy; we need perseverance and stand firm in faith. We can only resist them when we have the faith in Jesus Christ who defeated Satan and was raised from the dead. Also our faith on all God’s promises in us.

  • We have a God of all grace (1Peter 5:10)

Most important is that we are always reminded that we have God that is merciful, faithful and will finish the work that He started in us. He called us to be His servant and calls us His children that is why He restore us and make us strong. We may suffer as of this moment and feel pain but He is in control of everything and have promise us eternal life. No tears, no pain, no heartaches only JOY when we are with Him in heaven. Let’s not forget that after this long run in this world we have to keep the faith in Him and wait until He came back.

Hanging Habagat!

Today is August 8, 2012. Second day of not going out and not even seeing the sunshine. Looking outside the window it is still flooded and water did not subside. The house that we are staying on right now has been also entered by water from outside. Our comfort room is not amendable to use, there are overflow of water from and cockroach around it. At start we are in panic because we did not know what to do. The owner of the house is not here so we better do something because we are in charge here. We started to calm down and think what should be done. Me and my roommate started to bring things up in our room, the TV, electric fan, stocks of food, water and other important things that we need.

A lot of things are coming in our minds, thinking of our work and also our families in the provinces. Pressure is coming in our mind and also fear starting to arise because this is the first time that we will experience situations like this. When we are hearing rains dropping in the roof of our house, we start to wander if this will still stop and what will happen if it still rain hard. But what I was reminded of is my Bible, the Word of God who gives comfort and security in our hearts. The voice of God through the Holy Spirit. As long as the Holy Spirit  is with us no one can harm us and no fear should be in our hearts.

 

Let us continue to pray and be in faith to our great GOD who is our creator and King over everything.