The enemy’s greatest advantage is a lack of knowledge, in the saints.
Hosea 4:6a NKJV
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me….”
Paul was not ignorant, so Satan couldn’t have an advantage over the church of Corinth.
2 Corinthians 2:11 NKJV
“lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
Believers need knowledge in two areas. Firstly, knowledge of God’s word and secondly, knowledge of Satan’s methods.
Satan’s main trick is to stop men from seeing what God has given to them.
Satan convinced Eve that she needed to eat the Forbidden Fruit, to make her become like God.
Genesis 3:4-5 NKJV
“Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Adam and Eve were already like God.
Almighty God made man in His likeness.
Genesis 1:26 NKJV
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Eve’s ignorance of the fact that she was already like God, gave Satan the opportunity to mislead her.
Satan’s tactics are the same. Satan tried to use the same tactics on the Corinthians, as he had used on Eve.
2 Corinthians 11:3 NKJV
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
May you overcome Satan, as you go to church.