“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (I Peter 5:8, NKJV)
You do know that you have an adversary don’t you? We all have a common enemy. A common foe. He is the hater of all humanity. The Bible calls him the devil or Satan. He has one agenda, he wants to steal from you, kill you and destroy you.
Though he is your enemy you do not have to be distressed or depressed about him. He has already been defeated. Jesus did so when He died for your sins and was resurrected for your justification. PRAISE THE LORD! Yet, Peter tells us that our enemy is still roaring like a lion and trying to devour us. What we must remember is that lions do not roar when they are eating. The purpose of the lions roar is to scare the prey into a panic. It is that panic that causes the prey to make foolish mistakes by reacting in fear. The fear can cause the prey to actually run right into the grips of the lion.
1. Have you ever, in panic or under stress, made a decision that you later regretted?
2. Do you know that fear is one of the greatest weapons in Satan’s arsenal?
3. Do you ever just sit, think and give God praise for pulling the teeth and de-clawing Satan. He has only the power you allow him to have over you.
When you hear the roaring of the enemy just stay calm, remember that he has already been defeated and tell yourself, “I WILL NOT BE AFRAID OF THE ROAR!”