Alertness is to be fully aware and attentive; wide awake, keen and to have a sober mind is to be rational and sensible. The Bible says to Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.1Peter5:8 NIV
When a security guard is on a post they must be alert and attentive to their surroundings of any possible danger, if they fall asleep there is possibility of harm could occur to people and surroundings.
We must recognize that when we fall asleep and become lazy in the spirit we are open to the attacks of the enemy.
The definition of devour means to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
Immediately. what comes to mind is a picture of a very hungry lion eating his prey and leaving not even a scrap behind.
The enemy wants to eat you up and tear you apart and kill you. We must be awake to recognize the schemes of the enemy and then be equipped to take authority over the situation by using the name of Jesus and speaking the Blood of Jesus, commanding the enemy to leave in the name of Jesus. When we submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, we can resist the devil and he must flee. When Jesus was being tempted by the devil, he spoke and said “it is written” we must devour the WORD of God and have it richly in our hearts so we can combat the plans of darkness with the Word. For there is POWER & Life in the Word of God.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Have you ever had a time of feeling dizzy? confused? Tired? could it be that you were feeling weak and defenseless and the enemy took that opportunity to attack your mind?
I encourage you to find another sister or brother to pray with you and to break off the plans of the enemy and to be set free to come in agreement what God says in your situation. We must feed upon the Word daily and depending on situations in your life, you may need to eat the Word several times a day. For we must be strong in the Lord and the power of His might to walk in freedom. For the greater one lives inside of us and we have to grow our spiritual muscles and speak to the darkness to flee in Jesus name. I speak Grace and love over you now in Jesus name.