When the enemy, who is a crafty and masterful puppeteer of lies and deceit, successfully recruits a person of influence, he is strategically positioning himself to vicariously cast a wide net of destruction throughout the Church.
Satan employs individuals, both intentionally and unintentionally, to act as his wicked marionettes, promoting moral corruption and eventual devastation. Everyone is susceptible to becoming a target, pawn, or accomplice of the devil.
Failing to pray for God’s protection leaves a person open and defenseless against the harmful influence of the devil. Vigilance and carefulness are crucial to avoid becoming vulnerable and prone to disaster. Without the shield of prayer, one risks falling prey to the devil’s schemes and temptations. It is essential to maintain a strong connection with God through consistent prayer to maintain a guard against the adversary’s attacks.
1 Peter 5:8 – Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.