The Christian life is a war. We are at war against our own sinful desires and the temptations of the devil 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because Satan and his cohort of demons never sleep, we must always be on guard. Jesus instructed his disciples, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak” (Mat. 26:41). Prayer is our defense. We are waging war through prayer. We pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” And as we watch and pray, we are confident that God will rescue us from every evil deed. As Paul testified:
God’s Guaranteed Protection: “Deliver Us from Evil” Matthew 6:13 August 23, 2009 Download PDF | Download MP3
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen (2 Tim. 4:17-18).