Aah, if only we really could. But it’s an intriguing thought. While we’re at the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles), we’re picturing the millennial reign of the King of kings Yeshua (Jesus). Satan will have been banished by then (Revelation 20:1-3), before that reign begins. But for the time being, that Adversary is still spewing his hate, suspicion and temptations – perhaps even to us who are picturing the time when he’s gone!
But here’s how we can at least reduce Satan’s presence and influence at the Feast, if not outright banish him.
--- Let’s PRAY Yeshua our king orders Satan to stay away from His feast sites. Wouldn’t that be a great prayer to have answered? Well, “you have not, for you ask not”, Yeshua said. So ask. Remember the lessons from Job chapter 1, when Satan sarcastically reminds God that He had put a hedge around Job and had limited what Satan was allowed to do to Job (Job 1:6-12). Maybe Yah will do it for us today, if we but ask! So ask. While you’re at it, pray for divine protection against feast trials, illnesses and accidents and to stay Satan’s hand.
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--- RECOGNIZE we are in a huge war, but it is unseen spiritual forces we fight. Just be more aware of this fact. You’re in a war. Fight the good fight.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, THAT you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
--- “Therefore submit to God. RESIST the Devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7) MONITOR your thoughts. Bring them into subjection to Yeshua. When you recognize un-Christ like thoughts, moods and attitudes starting – before you even resist those, submit yourself to the mind and heart of our Abba’s Way. That comes first, before we fight Satan. RESIST. Recognize the source of that evil. ALL evil starts from within, Yeshua said. So be aware, submit to God our Father and to Yeshua as your real Lord and Savior – and then resist Satan. 1 Peter 5:8-9 says “Satan goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he MAY devour. Him RESIST, grounded in the faith…”
--- Be aware of, and USE, the tools and weapons we have at our disposal to combat Satan while at the Feast. The Feast is the last place we want to be getting so busy we have no time to pray, study and muse on the things of God. Going to church services can never replace the one-on-one time we must maintain with our Savior. And put on the whole armor of God. Too many of us, even I, all too often still go into spiritual battle without our full armor of God on! How foolish and how dangerous that is.
--- Be aware that fatigue or lack of sleep can make us all behave less admirably. Then when we do, we’re “sitting ducks” for the Adversary’s thoughts and moods. Get your sleep and keep up your health at this Feast.
Much more can be said about this topic. But my main purpose was to just be sure we are very aware of Satan’s ploys, especially while at this Feast of Tabernacles – and then use the weapons we have at our disposal. Have a wonderful feast, picturing an amazing time on earth, for 1000 years without Satan around. That time will be starting not many more years from now.