RESIST THE DEVIL (Part Four)

By: O. Samuel

The psalmist said “I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord”. For in the house of the Lord, there is abundant joy and love shared among the saints. May we all make it to the house of the Lord in order to experience this great joy and love. If we really want to share some love this day, then we should do that with the saints.

Today we continue with “how to resist the devil”. Please let us read James 4:7 again from the ASV Bible. “Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Why are the minds of many of us so confused? It is simply because we are always resisting. Yes, the Bible says resist the devil and he will flee from you. But what the Bible is saying basically means resist him once and he will flee from you. We ought to believe that he has fled away. We do not need to resist him so many times. Simply believe that he has fled away, for this is in accordance with God’s word.

Whatever then comes back after resisting is not true. All we have to do is to just ignore them when they come back in the form of lies. Indeed if a second time comes, we need to believe in the word of God that we have already resisted and thus just ignore it.

So the basic principle is: Resist the first time with faith, ignore when it comes again. Sometimes because we do not believe what the Lord has said, we go on to resist even the hundredth time. May we believe in the word of the Lord in order to resist the enemy’s thoughts. Amen.
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