As the politicians like to say, let me be clear about this: The devil will try every man whether he be a saint or a sinner. There are only two times when the devil will try you, when you do something wrong and when you do something right. There is no neutral place for anyone to hang out, if you’re in this world you are in the company of its evil father.
James 4:7 Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Many Christians, in their ignorance, assist the devil, they do not resist him.
Proverbs 6:2 You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.
Most Christians are not aware of the damage their words do to their lives. We have learned so many “cute” clichés that everyone uses and we have no idea we are having what we say. I did not know I was speaking in agreement with the devil whenever I spoke. Just because everyone else does it, it doesn’t mean we should do it. “I’m sick of this” or “I’m sick and tired”. These clichés are so common, but I was having what I was saying, I was being snared with the word from my own mouth. I was assisting the devil, not resisting him. I was no threat to the devil, I was a pushover.
Acts 20:32 Now brethren, I commend you to God, and the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up.
Only God can build you up with His Word, not man, He uses men but He is the power. We all need to be built up on account of the days ahead of us. I often think many Christians have no concept of the importance of God’s Word. In the days we’re in, our faith has become a question of life and death. Faith created the devil, faith will control him. Got faith? The devil hates a person who knows where they stand with God, he can’t seem to be able to do anything with them. They are a problem for him, his greatest prize is the pushover.
Mathew 7:24-25 Whosoever hears my Words and does them is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. Everyone that hears My sayings and does them not is like a man which builds his house upon the sand.
So, we have two different people who hear the same word, one does it and one does it not. Both have the same opportunity, one takes advantage and one doesn’t care. The diligent person gives God the glory for his victory, the one who falls blames God for his failure. We really can’t blame the devil for our problems, the Word reveals our authority and teaches us how to put him out. Christians need to be as serious about the Word as the sports and hobbies they participate in. These two people in this text experience the same storm, one is not even fazed but the other one is destroyed. People who build their house on sand must continually rebuild, some never learn, they continue to build on the same location and with the same material.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.