Satan is a charlatan of truth and pleasure. He is a master trickster. He is a wicked tailor that designs and tailors the temptations to suit you perfectly.
Know His Schemes
In Ephesians 6:11, as Paul is beginning to talk about the armor of God, he appeals to us to stand against the schemes of Satan. He instructs the believers in Corinth to not be outwitted by Satan (2 Cor. 2:11).
Satan is a witty-schemer. Know his schemes so you can stand against them.
Sample Platter of Schemes
Satan loves to work in and through these ways…
- Conflict (Eph. 4:26-27)
- Gossip & Slander / Hypocrisy (James 3:10-16)
- Heresy (1 Tim. 4:1)
- Twist God’s Word (Gen. 3 & Matt. 4)
- False Teachers & Works (2 Cor. 11:13-15)
- False Religions (1 Cor. 10:20)
- Hinder Gospel Ministry (2 Cor. 4:4 & 1 Thess. 2:18)
- Illness (Luke 13:16)
- Disaster (Job)
- Disunity in the Church (2 Cor. 2:11)
Resist him and he will flee (James 4:7). Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8).
Make war. Stand. Be strong in the Lord (Eph. 6:10-20).