Do you have your immunizations up to date? When you go to the doctor, he/she checks the chart to make sure you are protected against certain viruses/diseases that can become fatal.
Similar to viruses and diseases, the devil likes to attack us with things that can become fatal to us either physically, spiritually, or both. Most of the time the ‘sickness’ the devil starts with is a thought. Those thoughts lead to other ones and then devil has become successful at a ‘virus’ causing ‘sickness’ in one’s spiritual being. Without any further help this can lead to death.
Christians we need to have our Spiritual immunizations up-to-date! We have to make ourselves aware that the devil is out to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). When a thought is spoken, then we need to immediately take it captive and make obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Many times I have seen and sadly have been part of dwelling upon the thought before it was made obedient to Christ. It becomes nothing but destroying. That is why it is so important to read, study, memorize, and meditate upon the Word. It is also important that we know who we are in Christ. (A good place to start is here https://www.ficm.org/handy-links/#!/who-i-am-in-christ). Other forms of inoculation are praise, worship, and prayer.
Personally I have been under the greatest attacks in my life lately. I only take joy because of Job 1:8. (Have you considered my servant Job(I insert Heidi here)?) I know that my emotions and thoughts have been in constant battle against my spirit man. I am thankful that God’s Word has been so ingrained in me that, though it is a great battle, HE is my Victor and living in me. I am thankful that I know who I AM and what His Word says about me. I know that the thoughts which have attacked me, I have had to reprogram with scripture over and over until they overtake the negative thoughts. I am thankful for the many times that a thought would hit and shortly after a worship song would begin to flow out of my mouth. I am thankful for the times that I would be praying and at just the right moment a text message would come through to me reminding me that I am loved.
I am truly grateful for the spiritual immunizations that God has given to help fight off the enemy. I know I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for the Word, prayers (mine and others), and worship flowing throughout my whole being as if HIS DNA is in me.
I urge you to keep your inoculations up to date! You never know when an epidemic of demonic proportions will prey upon you!