Daily Devotional: Day 148
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7, KJV).
Live your life with one purpose in mind: to please God in all things. This is important for many reasons. But let’s focus on just one today.
You can easily make the devil flee from you. It’s not complicated. You don’t need to be a guru or have any special religious titles. You don’t have to recite some special prayers or have some special anointing over your life. All you have to do is to be obedient to the Lord. Once you do that, you don’t have to worry about the devil. That is the beauty of God’s Word. It is simple.
The truth is, satan is scared of people who live in obedience to the Lord. Therefore, your ability to spot and overcome the wiles of the devil depends on your submission to God. In other words, your power to resist satan flows from your submission to God. If, however, you resist the Holy Spirit, it would be impossible to resist the devil, because resistance to God weakens your ability to withstand the devil.
But you can resist the devil easily and make him flee from you.
When you resist satan, it means you oppose everything he stands for, including deeds of darkness. As you do this, you’ll inevitably become a threat to the devil, and he will have no choice but to run from you. If you submit to God, the devil is no match for you. Remember this: Those who are faithful to the Lord pose the biggest threat to the kingdom of satan. God wants you to have complete victory over the devil. Start submitting to God today and notice the flow of divine power in your life.
The peace of the Lord be upon you today! Amen.
For further study: 1 Peter 5:5-11