Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of shattering glass and unknown footsteps. You realize there is an intruder in your house. Thankfully, because of the activated security alarm, a shrill warning system will bring armed policemen to your home. Robbers who came to steal from you flee.
Satan is like a robber. He comes unexpectedly, looking for unlocked doors into our minds. His goal is to infiltrate our thoughts with lies to steal our faith in Christ. He studies us, looking for easy points of entry: fears, trials, the temptations of ungodly desires, and selfish ambition. He longs to strip us of the riches of holy character that come only through obedience to Christ’s Words.
Without a properly wired and activated alarm system, victims of robbery are often helpless against armed intruders. We too lack strength to defend ourselves against Satan’s lies. Our minds need to be wired with God’s powerful Word. The Holy Spirit functions like the “on” switch of a security system. When lies seek entrance into our thoughts, the Spirit warns us by reminding us of the truth. The implanted Word becomes activated to successfully defend our minds against lies.
In order to secure their Promised Land, the nation of Israel was warned to drive out the inhabitants that did not belong there. Otherwise, they would be robbed of their rightful inheritance. Lies are the enemy inhabitants of your mind. They must be driven out by the truth of God’s Word. If they are not, they will rob you of your rightful inheritance in Christ, victory over sin.
Have you been allowing Satan’s lies to break into your mind and ransack your faith in Christ’s word? If so, you are like an unguarded burglary victim. You will be stripped of the rewards of faith, the priceless treasure of Christ-like character. Press into Jesus. Rewire your mind with His Words. Activate the mighty power of God’s Spirit through humble and obedient faith.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.”