Christians are in conflict with the devil, the world, and the flesh. Satan gives the world the ability to persecute, deceive, and seduce believers on the outside. Internal sinfulness hinders believers’ ability to truly serve God.
2 Corinthians 10:4
The world is an enemy
Jas 4:4 “world” here refers to the sinful human race, hostile to the truth and to the people of God.
Also see: Ro 12:2; 1 Jn 2:15–17; 1 Jn 5:4
The world hates Christians
Also see: Mt 5:10–12; Jn 16:2; Jn 17:14; 1 Pe 4:12–16; 1 Jn 3:13; Re 13:7 . The beast may represent the world’s antichristian persecution.
The world has its own false teaching and religion
Also see: 1 Ti 4:1; 2 Ti 4:3–4; 1 Jn 4:1; 2 Jn 7–11; Jud 3–4; Re 13:11; Re 19:20 This beast is thought to represent antichristian religion.
The world seeks to seduce Christians
1 Jn 2:16
Also see: Lk 12:15; Lk 12:19; 2 Ti 4:10; Tt 2:12; Heb 11:24–25; Re 17:1–5 Babylon may represent the world’s seduction.
Sinful human nature is an enemy
Ga 5:17; 1 Pe 2:11
Also see: Ro 6:12; Ro 7:14–23; Ro 8:13; Ga 5:24; Col 3:5; Heb 12:4; Jas 4:1
The devil is an enemy
1 Pe 5:8
Also see: Mt 13:39; Jn 17:15; 2 Th 3:3; Re 2:10; Re 12:17
He seeks to tempt Christians
1 Th 3:5
Also see: Ge 3:1–6; Heb 2:18; Heb 4:15
He seeks to deceive
2 Co 11:3; Re 12:9
Also see: Ge 3:13; 2 Co 2:11; 2 Co 4:4; 2 Co 11:4; Re 20:3
He constantly seeks to accuse believers
Also see: Job 1:9–11; Zec 3:1
Lord Jesus, I believe you are the son of God, and you died for my sins and rose again from the dead, I trust you for cleansing and forgiveness, and you have received me as a Child of God. If there is any resentment or unforgiveness for anyone, I lay it at your feet and ask you to forgive me. I ask your forgiveness for being involved in other religions, witchcraft, or the occult seeking other gods. I acknowledge this as sin and loose myself right now in Jesus name. And now, Lord Jesus, I come to and yield my body, mind, and spirit to you. I give you my all. Come into my heart and be my personal Saviour. I surrender my tongue to you to be an instrument of righteousness to worship you in a new language. By faith, I receive it now, Lord in Jesus name. Amen.