When we’re in the Word – the devil distracts us. When we receive revelation on the Word – the devil comes to steal it. When we’re ready to receive a breakthrough – the devil distracts us or keeps us too busy.
How does he know where we are at? How does he know what we’re receiving? How does he know what we’re about to receive? Or is he in general just wreaking havoc at all times? Is he omnipresent? Thanks for any insights.
The devil has an unknown number of assistants who pretty much have the church surrounded. 1 John 5:19 says that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. (Remember, when he rebelled one-third of the heavenly host followed him, according to Rev. 12:4)
Think of the Church as a comparatively small force trapped behind enemy lines and hemmed in on every side by a much larger one.
This shows the importance of intercessory prayer. We should be consistently on guard against the enemy’s schemes, and working with the Lord to thwart them. (2 Cor. 10:3-5, James 4:7 )