Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Are you aware that our Christian children and our teenagers populating our schools, attending our churches, and living in our homes are the targets of Satan’s strategy? Many of our young people hear voices as if a subconscious self is talking to them. Satan seeks to destroy our families and churches by seducing our children away from their parents and from God (I Timothy 4:1).
Is every evil thought in our mind the “voice” of Satan or a demon? No, the flesh which is that part of our brain that urges us to operate independently of God and to center our interests on ourselves. In fact, the flesh also introduces sinful thoughts and suggests evil deeds. But the world and the flesh are not the only culprits, even though we tend to place most of the blame on them.
The devil and “spiritual forces of wickedness” (Ephesians 6:12) are shrewdly at work introducing evil suggestions as thoughts or inner voices. Just as we learn to deal with worldly and fleshly influences, so we must learn to distinguish Satan’s subtle, personal influence and resist him, and we must teach our children to do the same.
Whether your child’s evil thoughts are coming from the world, the flesh, or the devil, you need to help him bring “every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5). And since our children haven’t been taught what the God’s word says about Satan’s strategies, they blame themselves, and their sense of guilt and fear of punishment further contributes to their silence.
Point to ponder – Our young people aren’t saying much about Satan’s seduction in their lives because most of them don’t know that he’s at the heart of it. Satan is the great deceiver, but we have a Faithful God who will fight the battle for us in Jesus. Let’s prepare our children in this spiritual warfare journey!
Prayer: Father God, raise up a standard of truth to defeat the enemy the lives of our children’s, and help (us) me teach them to resist the enemy themselves, in Jesus name Amen!
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