The 3 Pronged
Attack We Should Expect from Our Enemy Satan
Although Satan is cunning, he is not
creative. He uses the same three-pronged
attack plan against everyones faith. In
addition to his three-pronged attack, Satan, who
is described as a lion, preys on three human
weaknesses to make him victorious over our
faith: (1) Our ignorance of Gods
Word and the power that is ours as His adopted
child (2) our pride (3) our fear
We should expect him to use tormenting
(1) Attack the Author of our Faith
(a) Look at all the terrible
things God lets happen to good people. If
we are ignorant of the Word of God missals
like that one will destroy our belief in Gods
goodness. When we are ignorant of what Gods
Word says, we will believe Satans lies.
Truth: Romans 8:28 All
things are working together for good to those who
(b) You are smart enough to work
this out on your own. Our pride
wants to believe that we do not need God. Satans
pride causes him to deny the Sovereign power of
God at this moment.
Truth: Proverb 3:5 warns us, Lean
not on your own understanding.
(c) God could stop this but He isnt.
He likes it when you suffer. If we believe
God creates our pain our fear will cause
us to pull away from Him.
Truth: Lamentations 3:22: Because
of the Lords great love
compassions never fail.
(2) Attack the Evidence of our Faith
(a) You would be able to see some
progress by now if this faith thing really
worked. If we are ignorant of Gods
Word our faith will waver when a tormenter
points to the absence of physical
evidence that God is going to do what hw has
promised; our faith will waver when the tormenter
points out the circumstances are the opposite of
what we have asked God for.
Truth: (NIV) Hebrews 11:1: Now
being certain of what we do not
(b) No one should be asked to
trust blindly in circumstances like this. You
deserve to have seen something by now.
Satan knows Pride wants to be in control.
Satans pride caused him to rebel against
Truth: Psalm 20:29: Blessed are
they that have not seen, and yet believed.
(c) Look at how much time has
passed with no change in your circumstances. You
have no reason to believe they will ever change.
Satan knows a fear of being unhappy will
tempt us to look for satisfaction apart from God.
Truth: Hebrews 10:35
not cast away your confidence, which has great
(3) Attack the Outcome of our Faith
(a) You are reaping exactly what
your choices deserve. There is no happy ending
for you. Demons pervert truth. An ignorance
of Gods Word will cause us to believe
their distorted truth; damaging our faith.
Truth: Psalm 103:10: He
does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us
according to our iniquities.
(b) God may bring an outcome to
your situation but it wont satisfy you.
Satan knows pride only cares about
satisfying itself. We are all suffering today
because Satan put himself first.
Truth: Psalm 17:15: As for
I shall be satisfied when I awake with
(c) You may as well face it; you
are going to have to live this way forever.
Satan has no problem telling us bold-faced lies.
He knows fear destroys hope. Fear
will cause us to create our own outcome.
Truth: Psalm 34:17: The
righteous cry out and the Lord delivers them out
of all their troubles.
The battle will be over
when we see Jesus. Until then, the darts will
continue to fly. We must hold on to the shield of
faith, our continual trust in Gods Word and
promises to us, to defend against Satans
attack on our thoughts. If we do we will continue