(PART 1)

Our past wounds and weaknesses give Satan a potential advantage over us. We need to understand where we are vulnerable so we may defend ourselves against evil schemes.

Ps. 51:3-17; Luke 21:8-19; 1 Cor. 6:9-12; 2 Cor. 12:7-10; Gal. 6:7-10; Heb. 5:1-14.
Do you know where you are vulnerable to being deceived? Have you dealt with your past wounds and failures?
Father, I'm glad to know that You are my main defense against the enemy. Help me to recognize where I am weak so that I will rely upon Your strength. Amen.

(PART 2)

God forgets our sin once it has been forgiven, but Satan does not. The devil uses our past failures and wounds to torment us if we let him. We must learn not to play his games.

Gen. 3:1-15; Zech. 3:1-4; 2 Cor. 2:11; 2 Cor. 11:3-4; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 1 Pet. 5:8-9.
Are you allowing Satan to torment you with things you've been forgiven of?
Father, I praise You for Your abounding grace. Cleanse me of all unrighteousness that I may worship You and repel the enemy's lies. Amen.

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