Would now be an opportune time for the enemy to attack you?

Would now be an opportune time for the enemy to attack you?

The Bible says, “Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him(Jesus) until an opportune time”. (Luke 4:13)

The forty days of temptation in the wilderness were over and Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, went teaching throughout the regions.

But the enemy looked for an opportune time to attack again.

And I wonder, what in my life, looks like an opportune time for the enemy to attack. What in yours?

We don’t have to live very long to realize the evil one does not fight fair. He tempted Jesus when he was tired and hungry from not eating for 40 days.

We know he kicks us twice as hard when we are down. We know he wants to hurt us and then hurt us some more. He has come to rob, kill and destroy (John 10:10).

So let’s be wise to the times he may choose as “opportune”…like when you are physically tired or really hormonal, or when you’ve suffered a loss, or when circumstances remind you of an old wound, etc.

Take a moment and look back at the times the evil one has attacked before. Think about the what was going on in your life the last time you fell to temptation, or have really“blown it” in the past. Were you physically worn out? Were you isolated?

Maybe you were doing good things Maybe you were involved in a ministry endeavor?

I know when I’m getting ready to go and speak the enemy often turns up the guns.
After falling for it too many times, our family has learned to recognize it for what it is and not give in as often.

So, let’s be wise. Let’s identify “opportune times”and be on guard for attacks during these times.

Be especially diligent to submit to God during those times and put on your spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:10-20).

Don’t fall into disobedience, but resist the devil and he will flee from you! (James 4:7)

And when you do this, your position is one of readiness so that you may stand against the attacks of the evil one. (Eph 6:11).

And there’s some “help-you” strength in that!




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