Anyone who has had and worked with a personal computer these days knows the absolute necessity of a good anti-virus program running at all times on your system. Unfortunately there are people and even companies out there who seek to spy, infiltrate and rob you of valuable information and even some so malicious who seem to have nothing better to do than disrupt what you need to do through your computer. So a good program which stays ahead of the enemy and safeguards you is critical and a good program is running behind the scenes interfering with you as little as possible while at the same time protecting your interests.
Spiritually, there are some clear parallels. Satan is the accuser of the brethren (YOU, if you are saved). John records this of the devil’s current hostilities against you in Rev.12:10 in that he : “. . .accused them (Christians) before our God day and night.” But the heavenly “norton” is found in the next verse, “And they (Christians) overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. . .” ! Paul also reported to us in his letter to the Ephesians that, “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked (Satan).” [6:16]. Jesus Christ is the “anti-virus program” against Lucifer’s onslaughts, what our Savior did at Calvary in shedding His blood covers us once we have accepted that for our sins. His accusations against us once we’re saved are “quarantined” at His cross, never to stick on us again ! The wicked one’s attacks on us as children who have protection in His blood cannot “disrupt or slow down” our eternal destiny !! So, the next time you confess a sin and doubt God forgave you, quench Satan’s dart by simply believing God has promised to forgive you your sin and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1Jn.1:9), when the evil one resorts to the “internal programming” you may have of starting to worry, “purge” it with the faith that you can change that foul thinking for an attitude of faith that trusts God will see you through for He loves you immensely and will take care of you as His dear child !
If we allow the intrusions of the prince of the power of the air to “slow us down” spiritually we must remember we don’t have to “run” this way, we can “speed” things up by running through a “quick scan” of the Word and putting into practice in our faith what He’s said to live free of those “viruses” of apathy, temptation, undue guilt or fear, materialism, and any other carnal “popups” which threaten us from “executing” the Spirit-led life !! Does this all “compute”? It sure can, because as a believer, YOU have the help you need, just “sign on” and let Him be your Strength & “Shield” !!!