From the archives of Oral Roberts

There are times when we get knocked down and laid low in life. It might be from a disease … an accident of some kind … a divorce … a death in the family … or a pile of bills we can’t pay. Those are times when we need to get a good look at our enemy and recognize who he is so we can conquer him.

Jesus said, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy (John 10:10 NKJV).” Have you had something stolen from you? Do you feel as if your life is being destroyed? That’s the work of the devil, the “thief,” coming against your life! He is the one who is tormenting you.

To conquer the devil, do what I Peter 5:9 AMP says to do: Withstand him, be firm in faith [against his onset – rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined]. That’s the action to take to defeat satan!