Be on the alert to avert any conflict, strife, contention or argument. Those are traps by your spiritual enemy to engage you in emotional wars in which he can curse you with his afflictions of either body, soul or spirit. The strategy is to get you to become contentious in agreement with the other person so that you will take yourself out of My protective and beneficial family and put you into his family of curses and afflictions.
What you don't realize is that the devil cannot afflict you without an opening on your part by engaging in strife. The reason for that is that his temporary authority in the earth which was given to him by Adam was taken back from him by Jesus and given to My children in the person of My Holy Spirit. So the devil no longer has legal right to afflict My children without My children allowing him into their lives by conflict and strife, which are the working of the devil's family. Remember that Jesus told the people who were contentious with Him that they were of their father, the devil.
Romans 13:13- 14: I Corinthians 3:1-3; I Corinthians 12:20; Luke 4:42-45; John 1:14; I John 3:8-10; Ephesians 1:16-22.