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Friday, February 10, 2017

You Must Control The Devil

JAMES 4:7 NKJ 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Most believers expect God to control the devil, but God gave you that responsibility.

EPHESIANS 4:27 NKJ 27 nor give place to the devil.

Would God tell you not to let the devil have any place, if you had no say about it? If the devil does have a place in your affairs, it's because you allow it.

The devil will take over -- if you let him.

Jesus won the victory. It legally belongs to you. But the devil is a criminal, who doesn't obey the law unless forced to. You must enforce Jesus' victory and Lordship in the situations of life, or the devil will take control by default.

No human being, in themselves, is any match for the devil. So you can't resist him in your own ability or name. You are not more powerful than the devil, but you do have more authority as a believer in Jesus Christ.

Just as a policeman in uniform has the backing of the entire government and all its forces, so believers have the backing of God and all His forces, when we stand against the devil in Jesus' Name.

God gave you authority to resist the devil, and expects you to use it. If you disobey God by not using it, things will not go very well in your life.

Praying to God to stop the devil's operations is no different than my son asking me to take out the trash, after I told him to do it.

God told us to resist the devil and he would flee. We must believe and act on God's Word.

SAY THIS: I will resist the devil and he will flee from me.


 

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