If the enemy can achieve one thing, then it is this: “Taking your focus of the Lord Jesus”. I heard of the following saying: “Where the attention goes, the power flows. Take your focus off the Lord Jesus and will receive exactly that you pen your focus on.
It is of utter importance we maintain focus, I am one to believe to a degree in spiritual warfare, however if you spend 12 hours a day rebuking the devil then I have help you. It is good that we have authority over the devil. Jesus said: “Do not rejoice in the fact that the demons are subject to you, no, rather rejoice that your names are written in Lamb's Book of Life.
Taking a part of the truth, and making it the whole truth is just the type of believe ideologies , that has the ability to become a sect. Living with an approach to a balanced lifestyle and realizing, the more emphasis we place on constant spiritual warfare is typically the individuals that end up in mental institutions, been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
In my younger years, I was obsessed with the devil, as a end result ended up in mental homes and institutions regularly, am I proud of it, no! If I knew what I know now, then most probably would not have had 17 brain-shock treatments, or spent 40 weeks in mental institutions, neither living in a nursing home for four months.
By the grace of God, I had to learn the hard way: “God does not fight fights we pick with the devil” Challenging Satan will bring you nowhere! Cursing the devil does not help either. If you are constantly aware of evil, and if you are forever in a spiritual battle then it is evident that your focus is wrong.
Trust me, I also hate Satan with a perfect hatred. But some people talk more with the devil than with God. This is real, give attention to the devil each day, you too my friend might end up in a mental home.
Satan is a master in taking your focus of God gradually. Once you have lost sight of Christ, you will become vulnerable and prone to a direct attack on your life. Jesus said: “I have come to give Life and that more in abundance, however the devil has only come to kill, steal and destroy”
Now ask yourself the question: “Where is my focus?”
I want to encourage you, maintain focus on the Lord Jesus. Submit to God an resist the devil.
By Jaco Basson