Warren Wiersbe’s The Strategy of Satan is not a ‘sensationalist’ book, but a deeply thought out, biblically based understanding of what we as Christian’s need to be aware of.
We are in the midst of a spiritual battle, much of which we do not see, but of which we are a part. Wiersbe writes that: It comes as a shock to the new believer that the Christian life is a battleground and not a playground. In my pastoral ministry, I could always tell when a new Christian was starting to mature, because he found himself fighting battles. This was a good sign because, as Spurgeon used to say, “Satan never kicks a dead horse!”
With that said, we need to understand about the battleground and the enemy. Wiersbe will open your eyes and deepen your understanding of where Satan targets us (the mind, the body, the will & the heart and conscience); what he uses to attack us (lies, suffering, pride and accusations); why he attacks us (because we are ignorant of God’s will, impatient of God’s will, independent of God’s will or indictment BY God’s will); and our defence against his attacks (the word of God, the grace of God, the indwelling Spirit and Christ’s intercessions).
One of the most poignant warnings that Wiersbe gives is not to give satan a beach-head in your life: If the believer cultivates in his life any known sin, he is giving Satan an opportunity to get a foothold, a beachhead in his life. Satan will then use this opportunity to invade and take over other areas. Paul warns in Ephesians 4:27, “And do not give the devil an opportunity.” The word translated “opportunity” simply means a place such as a city or a building. But it carries the idea of a foothold or opportunity, a chance to operate. The J. B. Phillips paraphrase of Ephesians 4:27 reads, “Don’t give the devil that sort of foothold.” In the language of warfare we would say, “Don’t give the devil a beachhead.”
This really is a MUST read for ALL Christian’s. Spiritual warfare is real and it is dangerous. This is one of the best books to help you be prepared and ready for whatever the enemy throws at you.