Pastor of Henan Church Shares How Satan Works and Strategy to Fight against His Work

By Elsie Hu, November 08, 2016 02:11 AM

(pixabay.com)

Ephesians 6:12 says, "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."

A lot of times Christian who values the process and fruits of service much ignore that there is trouble from the spiritual world -- Satan, the unseen but existing devil, on the faith journey. Then how does he work?

Rev. Zhang from a church of Henan tells CCD that God's word in the Bible answers the question: "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world -- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does -- comes not from the Father but from the world." (1 John 2:15-16) Besides, he also works through temptations of fame and wealth. Look at the temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:3-4, 6-9,12).

The pastor mentions that nobody can resist temptations from Satan without depending on the Lord. Because the Lord has overcome them and teaches us the methods leading to victory over these temptations: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his might power...Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:10-17)

"You won't be likely to fall into (Satan's work) when you rely on the Lord's word and God's word." Rev. Zhang says, "You're easily into temptations on your own. So believers should return to the biblical truth when realizing that Satan's enticement is coming; secondly, they pray for each other: 'Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.' (Ephesians 6:18)"

He adds that those who always stay with other believers and pray for each other are less trapped into Satan's snares alone. Fight with other believers rather than struggle against the devil's work alone. In this way, you will come out of the temptation not for long even if you're tempted.

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Shaanxi Weinan CC&TSPM Offers Free Clinic

On October 13, 2019, the Weinan Christian Council & Three - Self Patriotic Movement (CC&TSPM) of Shaanxi launched a free clinic outside a church.

Chengdu Guangyin Church Marks 6th Anniv.

Chengdu Guangyin Church held two evening praise and worship meetings to mark its sixth anniversary.

Shandong Ordains 8 Church Workers

On October 13, 2019, eight church workers were ordained in Shandong's northern Binzhou.

Hangzhou Church Observes 40th Anniversary of Reopening

Hangzhou Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CC&TSPM) held the 40th anniversary to mark the church's reopening in Hangzhou.

Zhoushan Church Puts on Christian Culture and History Exhibition

This month an exhibition of Christian culture and history is on display in the Dinghai Muen Church in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang province.

59 Seminary Graduates Identified as Pastors

59 seminary graduates from across Jilin Province were identified as pastors

Worship in Wuhan Church on Chinese Seniors' Day

On the occasion of the traditional festival of China, the Double Ninth which falls on September 7 this year, Wuhan Shengguang Church held a worship service to honor the elderly.

"Lily on the Pearl of North China" - Dalian Lily Gospel Church.

Lily on the Pearl of the North - the Dalian Lily Gospel Church.

Puyi Church in Fujian Marks 120th Anniversary

A brief history of a local church in Fujian, China.

"Churches Together in Britain and Ireland" Visits China

The Organization "Churches Together in Britain and Ireland" (CTBI) paid a week-long visit to know more about the church its social work in China.