Be strong in the Lord! The wicked one is not a weakling. It is only when you are strong that you can overcome the wicked one. If you joke with the enemy, you will have yourself to blame.

Fighting Satan is to fight a seasoned warrior. He has fought many Christians over the years.I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, BECAUSE YE ARE STRONG, and the word of God abideth in you, AND YE HAVE OVERCOME THE WICKED ONE. 1 John 2:14

There were times my seniors would shout out: “One small boy!” This meant that all juniors had to run towards the senior who had called for “One small boy!” We would all run but the older, bigger stronger boy would utterly ignore the seniors and carry on doing what he was doing.

No one dared ask him anything. They were scared of him because he was so strong!  But I was not strong. I was weak, beatable and punishable. I was a good prey for those wicked heartless seniors. If only I could be as strong as my big and muscular classmate.

This is where I learnt the importance of strength! When you are strong, the wicked ones are forced to leave you alone. The wicked ones know that they will be defeated.  Satan will not dare to even start a problem because he knows it will not end well for him.

You must be strong because when something stronger than you comes against you, it will overcome you and destroy you. Luke 11:21-22:

When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. This should be the greatest motivation for strengthening yourself!

As you become stronger, the wicked one is forced to leave you alone because he knows that many temptations will simply not work on you.

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