R E S I S T T H E D E V I L
”But he giveth more grace, wherefore he saith, God resiseth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he wll flee from you.” (James 4:6-7 KJV)
Pride is one of the cheapest sins in the world today. Every manifestation of pride is a demonstration of deep seated ignorance. There is nothing we are that we were not made. There is nothing we have that we were not given, and if given, why behave as if we were the giver.
Pride is nothing but the idolatry of self, and that is why God resists the proud. It is one of the prominent marks of satan. Nothing short – circuits the flow of grace like pride. Do you need more grace? Learn to humble yourself before God. Submit yourself to God. This is a very necessary condition before any one can effectively resist the devil.
The bible says resist the devil, and he will flee from you, it doesn’t say he might flee from you, it says he will flee from you. However, along with the authority in the Name of Jesus to resist satan comes the responsibility to keep the door closed to the devil. He has no authority over us unless we give him a foothold. Don’t let sin have dominion over you. Sin opens the door to the devil, and any where he operates, he steals, kills and destroys. Note that God doesn’t categorizes sin the same way many believers would. In Revelations 21:8
”But the fearful, and unbelieving and the abominable………….”
God begins His list with the fearful. Fear is one of the strategies satan uses to defeat believers. According to II Tim. 1:7, God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love,and of a sound mind.
Be careful not to give room to the spirit of fear. Opening the door to the spirit of fear is one way one can give other evil spirits the opportunity to come and wreak havoc in ones life. Command fear to go in the Name of Jesus. Resist the devil.
P R A Y E R
Thank God for the wonderful salvation package for man.
Repent of all your sins (especially pride, unbelief, fear etc).
Plead the blood of Jesus Christ.
Rededicate your life to Jesus Christ.
Submit all aspects of your life to God.
Use the power in the Name of Jesus to resist the devil in specific areas of your life.
Enthrone Jesus Christ as Lord in every area of your life.
D E C L A R A T I O N
Haleluah the devil has been defeated! Through Christ you are more than a conqueror. Amen
E D I F I E R