Welcome to the body of Christ, if you have already been here for a while, then you know what I am talking about.
If you have not been in the body of Christ for long, read-up you need this information. When you give your life to Jesus, the devil gets angry because he wants to keep you in sin.
Some of you already know what is required to become a part of the body of Christ. For you who do not know what is required, you have to ask Jesus to come into your life. Be very serious when you ask Jesus to come into your life, if you are not serious, he will not come.
Once Jesus comes into your life, you will feel a calmness come over you. Jesus will leave, but he will give you the holy spirit to guide you if you listen to him. Some of us do not listen to the holy spirit all the time as a result we get lost. Some of us find our way back to Christ, but some of us do not.
This is for the ones that find their way back if you do not already know read-on – 1 Peter 5:8- “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”. Just what does that scripture mean, let me try to explain or you can ask your pastor or another child of God.
As I stated earlier the devil does not want you to give your life to Jesus, but if you do, the devil will attack your mind. Jesus will allow the devil to attack your mind if he can, he usually can, because he is powerful. But Jesus will not allow the devil to harm or kill you.
So, how do you be alert and of sober mind? Keep a close watch on your mind, if you start thinking about something that you know is Ungodly, that probably is the devil trying to manipulate your mind. What I do and you can try this too. Get to know and memorize some bible verses and some gospel songs.
If your mind is not occupied with something beneficial for all humans, the devil will attempt to attack your mind. You should sing some gospel songs or recite some bible verses out loud. The devil cannot attack your mind as long as you have your mind on Godly stuff.
One day while my mind was idol, which is much too often. The devil tried to convince me he was Jesus and Jesus was him. I almost fell for it, until I remembered Jesus do not do stuff like that, but the devil does. So, you have got to really know Jesus’ ways, or you can be tricked.
Once the holy spirit is within you, try to listen to his advice, and do what he suggests. I have always had a problem listening to the holy spirit. I guess that is why I am always bumping my head against the wall, and the devil steadily attacking my mind.
I am getting better at protecting my mind against the devil attacks. The holy spirit just told me this trick yesterday. This works, and the devil will flee from you, but he will come back, so stay alert. I do not mean to frighten anyone to the point where they decide not to come to Jesus.
This is a lot easier than it appears to be, it could just be the way I am explaining to you. I do not know if the devil will ever stop trying to devour us, or is this a continuous battle But I do not mind either way, because I am going to be ready.
I do not know if all Christians have to prevent the devil from attempting to miniplate their mind, also I do not know if other religions that are not Christians have to go through this deal where the devil tries to miniplate their minds.