Satan the adversary of truth is as real as any thing in this world. The spiritual condition that humans are in today can be attributed to his devices that fell the first humans into sin and death. Today we are faced with the same enemy who uses his age-old schemes to bring Christians back to bondage and hold keep sinners in darkness.
We are not fighting for victory, but from victory.
One of the keys to winning in this spiritual warfare is to understand how the enemy works. In this series we are going to explore the evil schemes of Satan and how we can overcome them. The Scripture gives us a wealth of information concerning our enemy. Careful study will help us understand how the Devil tore the peaceful home in the Garden of Eden, brought evil to generations after generation, and keep the world blinded by his cunning ways.
The Bible also tells us how we can defeat our enemy in our lives. It is important to know, as one minister puts it, that we are not fighting for victory, but from victory. It means that we are engaged in spiritual warfare with the understanding that our Lord Jesus Christ has already won the battle for us. The apostle John tells us that “the Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3.8b)