We are looking in-depth at the spiritual application of one of Satan's names, "roaring lion" We learned yesterday that lions are adversarial and nocturnal. Here are some additional analogies:
Lions lie in wait for their prey. So does Satan. He is just waiting to prey on your weakness. He works through familiar spirits--spirits that are familiar with what strategies work on you. This is why you must always be alert to what is going on around you spiritually so you won't "... give place to the devil" (Ephesians 4:27). Don't let Satan get his foot in the door!
Lions isolate their prey. On safaris into lion country, as long as you remain in the truck with
the other tourists you are safe. If you step outside of the truck, you are isolated and become prey for the lions. Lions chase a herd of animals, then they attack the weak or sick animal that separates from the herd. Spiritually, Satan wants to separate you from other believers through strife, confusion, and misunderstanding. Don't allow him to do this or you will become vulnerable to his attacks. The term Ain Christ@ is used repeatedly in the King James Version of the New Testament. You will be safe if you abide in Christ as part of a body of true believers. When you walk independently of Christ and the Church, you will eventually be devoured by the enemy.
Lions are territorial. Lions guard their territory and attack to gain new territory. When they are seeking to seize new territory or take over a pride of lions, they roar. A roaring lion is a
dangerous lion. Satan is all about territory also. He wants to invade the territory of your
marriage, your home, your emotions, your city, and your nation. Set a spiritual guard over your marriage, your children, your emotions, your ministry, etc. This will not make you immune to attacks, but it will prepare you to conquer this spiritual lion when he attacks. It is important that you do not spend time in the devil's den, so to speak--like bars, drug houses, and other demonic environments. Also, be especially alert when you are invading new spiritual territory to advance the Gospel because you are challenging Satan's turf.
Lions are set on total destruction. Lions devour their prey. When a lion takes control of a
pride of lions, he kills all the cubs so that the young ones birthed will be of his bloodline. Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy you and your generations. Ezekiel 22:25 says that like a roaring lion, the enemy devours souls, treasures, and precious things. Satan wants to give birth to evil in your life through lust because "...every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" (James 1:14-15). The Amplified Version renders this as "lust conceives and gives birth to sin." Do not let Satan kill and destroy your dreams. Do not let Satan give birth to the "cubs" of bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness, addictions, etc., in your life.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.