How The Enemy Attacks Your Body

1 John 4:18

The enemy does not have spiritual means of attack to affect our bodies. 

Only natural means. 

So he will look for our body’s weakest area of defense: 

  • a weakened immune system
  • a week area due to stress, lack of sleep, malnutrition or toxicity buildup 
  • an open door due to a recent major traumatic event
  • an open invitation due to alcohol and/or substance abuse including prescription pharmaceuticals (think side effects)
  • any opportunity of a weakness in your immune system he can abuse and exploit in order to oppress. 

But the biggest wide open invitation and greatest weakness of all is … fear.

As part of his attack, you will very subtly be offered to receive a spirit of fear.  You may not even realize or recognize it.  This will be in the form of a dreaded thought or a mental picture of what could be.

Realize that this is a fearful spirit and that, once you accept it, will transfer its fear on to you and continually increase the intensity of the fear, turning up the pressure bit by bit until you either reject it or you are overcome with fear and operating in fear and can no longer think straight and will do anything it desires to diminish or alleviate the fear.

This fear elevated to a fever pitch of intense oppression can make people shake uncontrollably and even go crazy and do things they never would have done without it.

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

Fear is not a real tangible thing but mostly an imagined stronghold, gripping the individual in emotional terror.  Fear can cause them to not eat or sleep keeping them worried and under constant threat of imminent danger even when nothing has happened yet or may never happen.

When people experience any symptom or pain, real or imagined, fear is the reason they run to the doctor because they are afraid that if they don’t do something about it, it may get worse and they could die. 

All the programmed media they have experienced up to this point now comes flooding into their mind and they imagine the worse possible scenarios. 

Yes, programmed.  This is by design to feed the enemy’s medical industry complex. 

They program you not to have faith in God’s divine healing but in medicine and science by flooding the airways, social and print media with fear messages and allopathic treatment solutions.  Your friends and neighbors and even family members will insist that you have yourself checked out by a doctor.  Even courts will force you or your loved ones to undergo treatments against your or their will “for your own good”.  This is the enemy at work and he is working overtime today.

Though these may be areas of access and inroads for the enemy, and of course you can exercise natural means to fortify them, we must always realize that without the enemy’s attack no major sickness or disease or pain would happen.  These are always attacks where the enemy comes to steal, to kill and to destroy that cause any and all sickness and disease.

If you have a weakness in your home’s defense perimeter, unless an intruder takes advantage of it, nothing happens.  One night I left the garage door open all night and did not realize it until the next morning.  Nothing happened.  Yes, an enemy could have crept in unnoticed and done some serious damage.  But I also believe that “except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”  Psalm 127:1

Same with our bodies.  The natural deficiencies of the body are not the cause of any disease but the attack of the enemy always is.

John 10:10 tells us that the thief comes not but to steal, to kill and to destroy but Jesus came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.  The life we have in Jesus includes health in abundance.  He paid for that with the stripes on His back. 

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24.

All else is from the enemy.

What about accidents?

What about them? Did the accident steal from you, try to kill you or destroy your life?  If so, then it was an attack from the enemy.  Did he not distract you? Did he not cause you to lose your footing or balance?  Was it not an unplanned, unforeseen, unintended event beyond your control?  Then it was an attack from the enemy.  If God did not cause it to happen, which He doesn’t, then it was the enemy.

Why does the enemy attack you?  Well, this should be obvious.  You were made in the image of God and he hates God.  Therefore he hates you and so do all of his minions which are the serpents and scorpions that attack you but which Jesus has given you authority over to tread on as well as on all the ability of the enemy.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Luke 10:19

Satan himself, does not attack you or me.  Remember that he is a fallen angel and cannot be omnipresent like Jesus can.  Regardless, he doesn’t have the time of day for us.  We are not significant or important enough for him to pay any attention to.  Unless, of course,  you start making a big name for yourself by doing a lot of damage to his kingdom that would have world impact and catch his attention, he’s got bigger fish to fry subverting leaders of nations, targeting large populations and influencing religious leaders to mislead believers away from Christ.

But just like the military, he does have hierarchies of armies that work for him that are the powers and principalities over every region of the earth who are the demons who do the actual physical attack on the body.

Yet the newest believer in Christ has full authority over Satan himself and accordingly over all of his rulers, principalities and minion demons as well.  They all must bow to the name of Jesus at all times and without exception.

Knowing the enemy’s tactics allows us to prepare for them as we are not unaware of his devices.  The Lord has given us ample defenses not only to defend ourselves but to utterly defeat him as well.  Just checkout the arsenal in this article:

Pulling Down Strongholds

But casting out fear is the best defense of all.  If you can keep calm while the enemy tries everything he can to rile you up, you will keep yourself in God’s perfect love.  Rest in His love.  When you do, there is nothing to fear or to worry about.  He is Yehovah Yireh, your provider.  He will see to it when you trust Him to do so.  Resting is His  strong arms, you have nothing to worry about.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

Franciscus M. Dartee

Grow in Faith | Walk in Power


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5 thoughts on “How The Enemy Attacks Your Body”

  1. After I posted my question, I was praying and the answer came to me: made perfect in God’s love = perfectly unafraid


    1. That’s it, Cristina. To take it a little further, read the prior verse:
      Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17


  2. Thanks for this article! In reference to 1 John 4:18, which speaks about God’s love and our fear, could you please explain what it means to be made perfect in love?


  3. Thanks for this article, this past few weeks we have been experiencing this attack of fear by the enemy, many of our members in our cell group and many people were hit by C19, and there are some members in our church who die as well, now we know more clearly how the enemy operates..Thanks


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