Defeating Satan should be the desire of every saint of God. Only by spiritual means and methods can we overcome the enemy of our soul. God has given us every weapon we need to succeed in our battle.
Satan has doctrines, fiery darts, strategies, and devices, and he tries to use all of them against us (1 Timothy 4:1; Ephesians 6:11, 16; 2 Corinthians 2:11). But God has given us the whole armor of God along with other spiritual weapons to defeat our enemy (Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5). His Word is a powerful deterrent to Satan’s advances (Matthew 4:1-11). Fasting, combined with prayer, can defeat and cut out the most ferocious of demonic powers (Matthew 17:21). We must first submit to God, and then we will be in a spiritual position to resist the devil, causing him to flee from us (James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:9).
We should examine our weapons closely, become acquainted with them, and learn to use them effectively.