Melissa Scott | – The devil's Attacks: There is a Pattern


The devil tends to always hit you in the same place over and over again; and after a while, you see a pattern. He magnifies human weakness and uses it to distract and deviate from the focus. If the battle seems too tough for you, recognize it’s only for a little while. Remind yourself to put on the whole armor of God and keep your faith fixed on Jesus Christ; He’ll take you through.

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2 Corinthians 4
King James Version
4 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D. Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D., teaches from Faith Center in Glendale, CA. For more of Pastor Scott's teaching, available 24x7, visit her website at www.pastormelissascott.com. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to let Pastor Scott know you watched the teaching. She appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Pastor Scott can also be seen on Roku on the channel "Understand the Bible?" For more information visit http://www.pastormelissascottonroku.com. Get Pastor Scott's free app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod in Apple's app store AND for Android devices in the Google Play Store. More information and instructions are available at http://www.pastormelissascott.com/ Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.

Comment (10)

  1. I agree with all of your Assumptions and View of this situation Yes the devil does have a pattern for each person and maybe different some may be the same but yes you're totally right I see that to and yes it is somewhat of a blessing if we can recognize it and therefore overcome it and praise the Lord through it all.. I want to personally thank you you are a wonderful woman that I've been watching for years I've never left a comment before that you have made me see things in different ways and you're so wise thank you for you thank you Jesus

  2. Came in I just finished watching the whole thing when I left my last comment it was in the very beginning and all I have to say is a man in capital letters and faith armor that's what I got from you the armor of faith thank you

  3. I'm glad that you're talking about this subject! It's one that is not taken very seriously in the church sadly enough. This teaching reminds me of the words of Sun Tzu who said:

    "Know your enemy and know yourself and in a hundred battles you will never lose.
    Know yourself and not the enemy and for every victory gained You will suffer a defeat.
    Know not the enemy nor yourself and in every battle you lose."

    As for the methods of attack you spoke of there are only two in the art of war:

    1) Direct
    2) Indirect

    Alternation between these two methods of attack are like the four seasons which give way to one another in turn yet, man is unable to fathom the infinite variety of tactics arising from their union.

    So while the goal of The Enemy (HaSatan) remains the same: he never uses the same strategy or tactics to gain victory. If thos is true for our enemy then how much more so with God who Lord over all?

  4. From the temptation of Adam and Eve we see that defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy. By this I mean that Satan gained victory over Eve by getting her to question God's authority. Once this was done she was much more easily influenced by the bribes of power, riches, and wisdom promised by the serpent. After Satan lured Eve away from her advantageous position she was easily conquered. The same happened with Adam who was able to be convinced by Eve by using the love Adam possessed for her against him to follow her.

    In the end Satan accomplished his goal by causing them to fall and become subject to death and sin. Yet his plot was foiled by the prophecy of God sending His Son to conquer the Serpent and evil and death. From there the Enemy has waged many battles against all who believe in God and keep the testimony of Christ.

  5. I'm a Born Again believer. I was saved in 1999. I'm actually elect because I had a Road of Damascus conversion. What you reiterated several times resonates with me. My translation from the Greek is: We are not ignorant of Satan's "works" because our knowledge of him is rooted in a profiler's ability to grasp the mechanics of the criminal's psychology. We can identify his signature. Pastor Scott, it's in the spirit of a person who's familiar with Vermeer, Rembrandt, or Picasso; if they're show one of these late artist's work, the connoisseur will be able to recognize it. I wish that i could have the opportunity to meet you in person because, as I've watched you over the past year I feel a kinship of spirit. We're very much alike "spiritually" intellectually and even fashion wise. It's uncanny and fascinating. I live in Boston Massachusetts. I'm a self published author of spiritual warfare books and a Christian novella. I don't watch all of the messages but I'm definitely attracted to the spiritual warfare and deliverance aspects of your ministry.

  6. 2 Corinthians 4
    King James Version

    While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

    For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

    For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

    For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

    Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

    We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

    So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

    For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

    Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

    Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

    We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

    For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

    For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

    But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

    Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

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