How many times have you been vexed by the devil and felt like it was just you and him? Of course he filled your mind with lies like God doesn’t care about you because you are not tithing. Let me give you some good news, the devil can never represent the thoughts of God. But I know what God thinks because His thoughts are all recorded in a book called the Bible.
Mathew 28:20 I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Whether we “feel” Him or not, His Word and promise never changes. He is with us. The devil is a flesh devil, he operates within the parameter of the five senses. He does his best to coax us into the limits of our flesh, thereby making no space for God the Spirit.
2 Timothy 1:6 Stir up the gift of God, which is within you by the laying on of hands.
The key to our emancipation is “stirring” ourselves up not once or twice, but every time the devil comes to disrupt our lives. How do we stir ourselves up? Tap into your partnership with the Holy Ghost and together put everything into perspective. The Holy Spirit will tell you that you are a child of God, He loves you and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will tell you what God says about your situation and that you have all the power. When the Holy Ghost gets through with you, you will rise up and go after that tormenting devil. Why? Because you know where God is, where you are and where you send the devil.
Isaiah 59:19 When the enemy shall come in, like
a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall put him to flight.
The devil must be taught that messing with God’s children will always be a losing proposition. But some Christians don’t know their authority and the devil has his way with them. Are you known in hell? Does the devil know you by your victories? I testify to you, the devil knows me and he knows I know how to use my weapons of warfare. But he is too dumb to give up so he uses people around me to do his bidding. The devil has nothing to lose, the only way to make him pay is to stop him from a successful temptation. What can we possibly do to a man on death row? The devil is doomed and his ministry is to create as much misery and chaos as he can before he is locked away forever.
Romans 8:32 In all these things we are more than conquerors through Christ that loves us.
What does it mean to be more than conquerors? It means that not only do you see the devil defeated, but you gain something from his storehouse of stolen goods. Every time an enemy attacked Israel, they were defeated and the land in Israel got bigger. We are a blessed people, we are empowered to prosper. Remember this: fear attracts the devil, faith attracts God. Use your faith. When you use your faith and when you believe the Word, God will draw nigh to you and together you will overcome the world. Oh God, where art Thou? He is just a prayer, a Psalm, or a praise away and that’s in your heart.