“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:6-10
Nobody Likes a Bully!
And Satan is one of the biggest bullies around!
Thank God we do NOT have to be bullied by him!
The Bible says to Resist the devil and he will flee from us!
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
If the devil pushes you into a corner come out fighting!
One minister said, when it comes to fighting Satan, act like you have a Black Belt in Karate!
Punch, Kick, Push, RESIST, and he will run away like the little girly coward he is!
Recently God told me I need to learn how to Resist the Devil. Amen. Lord teach me.
If Satan cannot get you to do evil, then he will accuse you for every mistake you make. He will even use circumstances to accuse you. If you feel tired, he will tell you that it is because God hates you.
Let’s see how Jesus fought the devil.
We could read the entire account in Matthew 4, but I want to focus on this part.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Notice Jesus TOLD the devil to get out of here. Jesus did not ask him to go, Jesus did not beg him to go, Jesus TOLD HIM TO GO. If Jesus did that then so should we!
And in Verse 11 it says then the devil leaveth him. It worked! And so it will work for us when we tell him to go.
How do I Know It Is The Devil?
The fastest way to know if it is the devil is, how do you feel?
If you feel sad, accused, discouraged, suicidal, or depressed then you can KNOW it is the devil! God never puts these feelings upon us!
One of the trickiest ways the devil comes is when he acts like he is God telling us something. There is nothing more the devil wants than for us to think He is God talking to us.
In 2 Corinthians 11, it says this;
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
Did you ever hear a person do an impersonation of some famous person. It is quite amazing how people can make their voice sound so much like another persons voice.
And so it is with Satan. He is an expert when it comes to copying and imitating the voice of God!
However, we can always know the voice of Satan because it makes us sad and discouraged. God never makes us that way. Even when God corrects us, he does it in a loving way.
Fight back! Tell him he is a Liar!
When you begin resisting the devil he will say things like, be careful, you are resisting God and will sear your conscience!
HE IS A LIAR! Tell him so and rebuke him.
One thing is certain, as you continuously resist the devil, the time will come when it seems as if a dark cloud has lifted from your life and the sun is shining brightly again.
The very spiritual atmosphere will change from dark, discouraging and gloomy, to joy, happiness, and peace.
But this will only happen if we TELL THE DEVIL TO GO IN JESUS NAME!
WE MUST FIGHT!
Satan Wants to Reason With Us
Do NOT LISTEN to Satans reasonings! He WILL convince you if you do. There is nobody who is more expert in deception and faulty reasoning. You thought CNN was bad, Satan is far worse!
Do not listen to Satan when he tells you things, just tell him he is a LIAR and the father of it as it says in John 8
” Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
This was Eves big mistake, she listened to the devils reasonings, DON’T DO IT!
I pray God gives you peace and joy in your soul my friend. But remember, God will do His part as he always does, but He is expecting us to do our part as well. He will NOT do OUR part for us!
Our part is to obey the scripture when it says, Resist the devil and he will flee from you!
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May the Lord bless you. Thank you for reading this. Leave your comments or questions below.