Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith (1 Peter 5:8-9). If you are a true believer, Satan hates you because you bear the image of Christ and because you were snatched from his power. You deserted Satan and he wants you back. He wants to sift you like wheat. While we should not overestimate Satan’s power, to our peril we underestimate an enemy who is living, intelligent, resourceful, and cunning.
Every Christian is in a battle, which is fierce, spiritual and necessary. It is a battle between the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to know the enemy—his personality, his strategies, his weaknesses, his defeat on Calvary, and his final judgment.In a day when society has, in many ways, placed itself under Satan’s rule, when Satanism is flourishing in Western nations, when certain branches of the church are preoccupied with ‘deliverance ministries’, while others deny the devil’s existence, Dr. Beeke’s book is a sober, practical perspective on this vital subject. He states, “We must know our enemy . . . we must know how to withstand him and what spiritual weapons to take up against him. We must defeat him by faith, through lives that bear fruit and spread the truth.”
About the Author Joel R. Beeke (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, and author of numerous books.
Endorsements "Joel Beeke’s Striving Against Satan anchors in the bedrock of a noble exposition of the Christian life viewed as homo viator (the pilgrim traveller) embattled in a war with Satan at his heels. It is in the same line as Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, William Gurnall’s The Christian in Complete Armour, or Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices. Succinct and deeply pastoral, Dr. Beeke’s little volume has all the marks of a Christian classic. Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest and get ready to fight the good fight of faith. This will help you view the Celestial City and the assurance of victory in Jesus Christ." - Derek W. Thomas