“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 NLT
The devil always seeks to attack different aspects of our lives, sometimes in very obvious ways but mostly in subtle ways like through doubt, offences, spiritual apathy, and so on. As Jesus rightly said, the devil’s purpose is indeed to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).
Knowing this, we must be ready to take a stand against the works of the devil in our lives. We do this not in our strength or from a place of fear and uncertainty, but with the assurance that when we pray, we have victory already.
Just like our anchor scripture says, when we resist the devil, he WILL flee. This is because Jesus has already won the victory for us. We all had that one smart kid in our high schools whose participation on any team was a guarantee of victory. Once that person is assigned to a team, the team members instantly develop a winning demeanour to the competition. Picture this, Jesus is on your side! He is on your team!
Apostle Paul explains it to the Colossian church this way;
“When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross.” Colossians 2:15 AMP
Jesus triumphed over the devil and his cohorts on the cross, and He has given us this victory. Like those team members, we approach spiritual warfare from the place of victory because we have Jesus on our side and no power, known or unknown, can be successful against us!
“What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].” Romans 8:31, 37 AMP
Dear believer, in the place of prayer, take a bold stand against the works of the devil. There’s no fear, you have already won! Jesus is on your side, so trample on the enemy without fear today and forever.
Bible Reading Plan: John 7:37-44, 2 Peter 1:1-11, Job 1, Ezekiel 1-3