MARCH 14TH 2017.
Topic: RESIST THE DEVIL
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Victory belongs to you as a child of God. You are more than a conqueror and an over comer in Christ Jesus. In Christ, you have triumphed over the devil and his cohorts of darkness and he knows it. Question is, do you? And if you do, are you enforcing your dominion and victory? This is where the fight of faith comes in.
The wicked one in his wrought has swore to make war with the children of God and he will do all he can to cause them to lose their faith because faith is our victory and once it is lost, victory is lost. So the bible says, resist the devil and he shall flee…. He is bound to takeoff when a Christian stands in faith on God’s word. Peter speaking says in 1Peter 5:8-9 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: WHOM RESIST STEDFAST IN THE FAITH, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” So you resist him in faith. He may bring false things against you and try to make you agree with it or accept it but you must refuse to.
It doesn’t matter how long the situation may have lasted, if it doesn’t concur with the word of God concerning you, you can stop it today. Sometimes he tries to make some people feel what they are going through is Gods will but the Bible has told us in James 1:17 that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” The bible also says the blessings of God adds no sorrow and in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
As a child of God, you can enforce your victory in wherever the devil has tried to steal your peace or joy. You resist him by speaking forth Gods word concerning that area of your life, speak forth what you want to see.
Remember the bible says …Resist Him….. so it means you would have to stick with your confessions of victory even when the situation still looks like its not changing. The bible already said, he is bound to flee if you stick with the word of God. Don’t declare the word today and then tomorrow say something else. Stay with it. He may have tried to attack your marriage, you can kick him out today by speaking forth what you want to see concerning that marriage, it could be your job, begin to speak forth in faith.
No matter what the situation is and no matter how long it has lasted, if it is not of God then it is a lie of the devil and you can stop that lie today. The word says you should. Don’t loose heart because of how long that problem has lasted, no matter how long a lie is told, it can never suddenly become true. So you can stop the lie the devil is trying to show you concerning your finance, job, marriage and other areas of your life by speaking forth the truth which is God’s word.
This is why you need to know Gods word for yourself. It is the weapon with which we resist the devil. He came to Jesus with several temptations and Jesus resisted him with the word and he left. Never agree or succumb to his lies and tricks, resist the devil and he shall flee. Have a great day.
SCRIPTURAL REF: Heb 6:17.
Thank you Lord for the power and authority. I take charge over every area of my life today and command it to go in line with Gods word concerning me. I refuse to accept what God did not call me or what God did not give me in Jesus name. AMEN.