“Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaming lion seeking whom he may devour. Resist him steadfast in the faith knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
Did you know that a female lion is the dominant one in any group of lions? “Regardless of their thick manes that make them look majestic, and all the depictions of them being the king of the jungle, male lions only come and go, but female lions are there to stay!”
They work together to defend their territory with well-planned hunting strategies to subdue prey of different sizes and strength. Lionesses wait until they get close to their prey before charging towards them in a well-coordinated teamwork effort. Do we work in unity to coordinate and subdue demonic prey?
Getting close to us is how Satan prepares his demonic forces in different sizes and strength to aggressively entice us to become his prey, especially those young in the faith and those who still lack biblical knowledge and spiritual strength. Sadly, Satan finds it fascinating to easily subdue us. What are your thoughts?
Not all of us attempt to get out of Satan’s mouth but instead return to the world like our former brother-in-Christ, Demas, and many other. It is imperative for spiritually strong Christians to help strengthen one another and strategize to subdue demonic forces before they get close!
Are we protecting our souls like lions and lioness protect their cubs? What are we leaving behind? A little bit of what Heaven is like based on scriptures, or what ungodliness is like based on the world?
What lessons can we learn from a lioness, the mother who does not play when it comes to saving her life and the life of her cubs? In other words, we have no time to play when it comes to saving our souls.
Spiritual Mother Copeland shared this quote with me a long time ago and I kept it as my reminder. “If the Kingdom of God is in you, you should leave little bit of Heaven wherever you go.” — Cornel West