THE 13th OF MARCH
IT IS UP TO US TO RESIST THE DEVIL AND OBEY GOD
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. – James 4:7
If we believe the lies of the enemy, that he sneaks into our minds, such as saying that God is the cause of our suffering or that God wants us sick, we become passive and no longer use the authority we have in Jesus’ Name to overcome. We cannot fight effectively if we do not rely on the truth. Power comes from the firm belief that we are in God’s will and He helps us. We can do nothing by ourselves, but “we can do all things through Christ who strengthen us” (Philippians 4:13).
In order to fight against the lies of the enemy, we must keep a pure heart before God, live in obedience to Him, and know the authority that we have in the Name of Jesus (You may read more in the articles: “The Authority of the Believer” and “Spiritual Warfare”).
The Bible clearly shows that healing is God’s will. In order to oppose the enemy, we need to know who we are in Christ and the rights we have in Him, and that we can resist the devil in the Name of Jesus. The power we have comes precisely from the fact that the spiritual world recognizes Jesus, Who has all authority in heaven and on earth.
Satan knows that Jesus defeated him at the cross, that death could not hold Jesus, that He rose from the grave, ascended to heaven and Father God has “seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:20). All of us who have been born-again and live in obedience to God “sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” (Ephesians 2:6) so when we pray or decree something in Jesus’ Name, all the forces of darkness must obey.
Thank You Lord, for giving me power in the Name of Jesus so that I can fight against the lies and attacks of the enemy. Thank You Jesus, that You already did everything needed so that I may live a victorious life! You want me to be in right standing with You and to resist the enemy, so I may receive the blessings you have for me. Please help me to sincerely repent whenever I fail before You and never give an open door to the enemy to attack me. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ Name. Amen