” Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
Keeping a cool head, being aware & awake & not intoxicated with anything of this like enables us to avoid being ‘devoured’. Jesus seeks people to save. The devil seeks people to destroy.
Malachi 3:11 tells us that when we bring ‘ALL’ the tithes into the storehouse (God’s House), that He will rebuke the ‘devourer’. When we don’t bring the tithe to God we leave the door open to the devourer.
WHen we do bring the tithe to God, He rebukes the devourer – whenever Jesus rebuked something it was defeated. He rebuked winds & waves, demons… When He rebukes the devourer, the devil is vanquished!!