What is that way? The devil is a man of tricks. How do we keep him under control? Remember that 1 John 2:14 says: I have written unto you, young men, because ye are STRONG, and the Word of God abideth in you and ye have overcome the wicked one.
So what do you do? Ephesians says: Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
This means, let your being in the Lord be a matter of personal consciousness. You are of God so automatically, you’re an overcomer (1 John 4:4). So, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath set us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).
Not all Christians are standing strong in their walk with God. It’s time to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
When you hear a man say, “I cannot fail! I cannot have accident!”, he is only saying what he is worth in the Lord. Some folks may see it as pride, but the scriptures say, “My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad” (Psalms 34:2).
When you are face-to-face with any challenge of life (such as sickness), tell the devil, “I am of God, therefore I have overcome you. So, get lost!”
You need the strength of God to deal with the cruel forces all around the world today. You need the kind of strength that will enable you to stand in the face of obvious danger, without any fear.
There are too many weaklings carrying just one armor of God around, when the Bible recommends that we “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).
Friend, you can’t afford to be a woman in this race. The Bible says, “Quit yourselves like men, and fight” (1 Samuel 4:9).
Get Satan off your mind, and heaven and earth will bear record that a son of God is manifesting indeed! Be bold! Be strong! For the Lord thy God is with thee!
Resist The Devil!
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you…James 4:7
Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world…1 Peter 5:8-9
The devil won’t flee because you look nice and gentle, or because you don’t disturb anybody. He won’t flee because you are kind and have all the fruits of the Spirit. Nor will he flee because you are such a strong church member. The mere fact that you’re so involved in everything in the church is not enough reason for him to flee. That you give offering regularly, will not move him either.
Satan will flee, only when you resist him. It takes some force for him to bow. He is an enemy and you are engaged in a battle with him. He is not someone to be begged or cajoled. We are wrestlers.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…Ephesians 6:12
Have you ever seen wrestlers beg one another in the ring? Resist the devil, and he will flee! Not beg him or beg God, and he will flee. No! it is time to take charge! Refuse to let Satan have his way. Stand against him! Show him who the boss is!
Many Christians have no form of resistance at all on their inside. Friend, it’s not God or your pastor that will resist the devil for you.
You can cast out a million demons from a person and before he gets to the next bus stop, he acquires another two million! Every evil spirit has God’s permission to stay somewhere. But you can keep them off your territory!
What does the word ‘resist’ means? How can I be sure I am resisting the devil? What has enabled us in our ministry to be where we are today, is just an understanding of the word ‘resist’. The devil is my eternal enemy. Every time I see him misbehaving, I am excited, because I want to tear him to pieces!
If anybody tries to hit me with a club, I say, “Satan, get out!” I resist him immediately, I take charge, and let the force in question know that a stronger force is around. This is very important.
The Christians who will make it this end-time are soldiers. You cannot be a child forever. A child is no better than a slave, because he remains under governors and tutors until he grows. Even though all things are his, he doesn’t enjoy anything (Galatians 4:1-2).