Bible Promise for the Day – Power Over the Enemy Called Satan

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

In a day when many people fear the Devil, and when Hollywood takes advantage of this fear for the sake of the dollar, the true child of God needs no such fear. Many people around the world fear the wicked one more than the Creator of all. Let me also add that Satan cannot be stopped by any earthly object – a Hollywood invention.

When a person gets saved by believing in Christ for salvation, the child of God gains a new Father – God Himself. The Holy Spirit moves within, and being God, He is infinitely more powerful than the created being called Satan.

This Bible verse is very clear in what it teaches. There are three statements in it, and the end result, seen in the last statement, is that Satan “will flee” when the terms are met. Of course, once he does that, he is defeated in his evil intent at that moment. Be aware, though, that he or his evil servants will be back.

Christian, the first term is to “submit” or surrender to God. This means a wholehearted surrender. Be genuinely surrendered to God to do His will. Really seek first the Kingdom of God and let His indwelling Spirit guide you.

Then, be sure to stand up to and “resist” Satan’s devices (temptations), and do not yield to them. Ask God to protect you and let Him take care of Satan. Keep your eyes on Christ and His great strength, and when you do, victory will be yours because of Christ’s power which already defeated Satan on the Cross two Millennia ago. Faith in Christ’s ability to deliver is the answer to Christian victory.

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Bible Promise for the Day – Getting Real Help in Temptation

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

All of us know what temptation is. It comes in different forms to different people, but it works the same way. It pulls on our flesh.

Satan is the source of temptation and he works to try and get the believer’s mind off of God and His will for us. He is the God wannabe – but he is no match for the Almighty and God will not vacate His glorious position.

When Christ was at His weakest (in the eyes of Satan and man), it was then that He also became the strongest. At that moment of time on the Cross, He successfully paid for the sins of all people and He became the Redeemer of the whole human race.  He then rose with power to sit on the right hand of the Father and will never be defeated.

This Mighty One lives in the heart of every believer. He is there to strengthen and comfort you. He wants to give you power over every temptation, and He can.  As believers, we need to first remember that He is there, and secondly, that He is much greater than the enemy.

When faced with temptation, we merely need to ask Christ for the power He wants His children to have. Tell God that you want to serve Him and you will find the strength you need.

Don’t try to resist Satan in your own power. You are not strong enough or able to do it. Christ’s power is more than sufficient, and you will be able to give Christ glory for His help afterwards.

John the Apostle credits these disciples as having already become aware of and using God’s power when he says: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them.” They had already found that God’s power could make them “overcomers.”