Always, on the heels of victory comes demonic onslaughts.
And for one purpose only: to knock the victory right out of us; to steal the joy that comes from that awesome thing God has done for us, in us, or through us; to shove us back into the flesh so that we react. Maturity and growth come from such encounters. If we allow it.
Not being ignorant of Satan's tactics, and understanding that it WILL most CERTAINLY come, is half the battle.
...lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. ~ 2 Cor. 2:11The other half is no matter who the attack comes through, that we recognize that it is a diabolical plot and not take offense with the person in whom it does comes from. They are just being used like Geppetto masterfully puppeteered Pinocchio. Our problem is not with them, but with God's enemy.
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 of wickedness in the heavenlyStand your ground with the belt of Truth around your waist - Truth of the above Scriptures. For by doing so, you give the evil one a black eye!
AND more importantly...
Greater will be your victory! Greater will be your maturity and reflection of Christ-likeness. Oh, Hallelujah!
Because of Him and Unto Him,