Who is the devil?
A fallen angel name Lucifer. Isaiah 14:12-14
Who thought he could ascend over God and be over Heaven like God!
Who has it out for the people whom God has called his children.
He will use the things of this world and the things our flesh has desired to use them to help us make a choice to sin.
This is why we must guard our eyes, our ears, our heart, and mouth.
These are the tools of satan, the enemy of God’s people, uses these things to entice us into choosing to go his way instead of God’s way.
Ephesians 5:11 ESV
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
But, Jesus has promised us in his Word that we have power over satan and he cannot hurt us. Luke 10:18-19.
How does the devil entice us?
He uses suggestions put into your mind that you will choose to take and either act on it or not.
He will use the elements all around you to make you stumble.
He will use your friends around you to suggest to them why you should do something you know is wrong, which your friends think it’s right.
James 1:14 ESV
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
How do we resist the devil’s suggestions? James 4:7
First we must submit to God.
Under His ways, teaching, love and power.
You will learn to distinguish God’s words from the devil’s words.
By studying the Word and learning the truth from lies.
II Timothy 2:15 ESV
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
From this you will learn to make the right choices.
Choosing not to act on what you see, hear and feel.
You must develop power over your flesh by learning to say no to the devil suggestions and yes to God’s way of doing things.
No matter what your friends say about you, you must make the choice to do the right thing, because this is the way God wants us to live.
The devil will use family members, like your mother, father, sister and brother to get you to think of yourself less than what God says you are.
Remember, God has a plan for your life and that you are being tested.
All day every day.
Take everything that the devil your enemy throws at you, no matter who he uses to make you fall, it’s a test.
To pass your tests is to resist suggestions and ask what Jesus would do or what God’s word says about you.
As you continue to do this and learn to recognize what the devil is trying to do, you will get to the point of just saying, NO.
This is the power you have been given.
Just say NO.
When the power of God is alive in his children
Just saying NO
You have the voice Jesus living on the inside of you.
Just say Go.
After you’ve learned that you have this power, just saying no or go will be enough.
You must remember who you are and whose you are.
You will learn to use this power without thinking about if its God’s and is it the devils MO.
You will just know because you would have learned to use your power to your advantage to cast down every wicked imagination.
2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV
We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
After you have done all these things, in preparing and being ready at all times, for the enemy of God will continue to try to bring down the children of God.
But you are ready in season and out of season for when, how and where he may come to test you.
Walk now with your head haled high knowing your enemy has no power over you, but that you have power over your enemy.
Psalms for Life: “The Pocket Guide to Successful Living in Christ Jesus”