The devil is so clever that he can begin to release hell into our lives and we don’t know it is him. Consequently, we wind up fighting people or other sources that have nothing at all to do with our problem. Several places in the Bible tell us that the Lord would not have us ignorant. In other words, ignorance is a choice. Some folks just don’t make the truth a priority. When I began to recognize the antics of the devil, I put him out of my life. I was pleasantly surprised at how peaceful it is without the devil working covertly.
James 4:7 Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
I think a lot of people resist the devil but they neglect the first part of the instruction. We must first submit ourselves to God. This means that we agree to obey everything He says to us. God knows how to devil proof our lives. He knows how to bring protection into our lives. We resist the devil by not acting on the thoughts and ideas he plants in our minds. We must cast down every thought that attempts to exalt itself against the Word of God. The devil is very disappointed when people won’t do what he wants them to do.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober and vigilant, because the devil is walking about, seeking whom he may devour, whom you must resist steadfast in the faith.
The devil cannot overcome everybody, he cannot devour those who live by the faith of Jesus Christ. He is a persistent rascal and he doesn’t give up easily, he keeps on trying despite the risk of certain defeat. He hopes the faithful will let their guard down and give him a victory. If the devil can persuade you to do something contrary to God’s Word, he calls that a victory. He usually follows this with the ole guilt trip so you will be ashamed to repent. However, the more Word you have in you the more opportunities the devil will have to fail. How it must please our Heavenly Father when He watches His children give the devil a beat down.
Hebrews 2:14 Through His death Jesus would destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil.
The devil does not have the power to take us out. Jesus destroyed his ability, but if you listen to the devil he talks like it never happened. The devil has repeated his lies so many times he believes them. No matter how many times he repeats his lies to you, cast them down and give them no never mind. If you have no fear of death, that means you have more faith in the Lord’s Word than the devil’s.
John 8:44 There is no truth in the devil. When he tells a lie, he talks of his own: for he is a liar and the father of all lies.
When the devil speaks something to you, just reverse it and you will know the truth. The devil has a soft convincing voice, so listen to what he says and how he says it, then you know who is speaking. Do not engage him in a conversation, just give him these words: goodbye devil. Never lose sight of the fact that you have dominion over all devils and demons.
The best gift I can give to a brother is to forgive them.
If I sow forgiveness,
I will reap mercy.
I have power to get wealth
and It’s all in my willingness to give.
My giving is my seed
and my reaping is my prosperity.
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.