How to resist the devil – using this one simple strategy

Knowing how to resist the devil is extremely important for every believer. There is a simple secret that defeats the devil every time. There is just one simple step you need to take to resist the devil and put him on the run

how to resist the devil by Pastor Bruce EdwardsThe Devil Wants to Destroy Your Life

Every day, the devil tries to steal, kill and destroy your life. (John 10:10) He trys to tempt you, deceive you, lie to you, and intimidate you. He bombards your mind with thoughts of fear, worry, and doubt. All in an effort to get you to question your faith in God and His love for you.  This is why it is important for you to know how to resist the devil.

The Devil Tempted Jesus

Everyone faces temptation. No one is exempt. The devil even tempted Jesus. Matthew 4:1 says, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” How Jesus responded to that temptation gives us the secret to knowing how to resist the devil.

The Secret to Resisting the Devil

When tempted Jesus spoke three words that will revolutionize your life if you get it Three words that provide the secret to resisting the devil. Jesus said, “IT IS WRITTEN”. (Matthew 4:4) Jesus resisted the devil with the Word of God. He did not give any reference or try to explain the context of the word. He simply picked out a scripture and spoke it.

Declare What is Written

You resist the devil the same way, by speaking the Word of God. As you declare what is written, just as Jesus did it releases the power of God to transform the situation. If the devil tries to convince you that you are confused – you reply, “It is written – “I have the mind of Christ”. (1Corinthians 2:16)

If he tries to tell you your going to be sick all your life – your respond, It is written , “I am healed by the stripes of Jesus”. (1Peter2:24) If the thought comes that, “You won’t be able to pay your bills,” make the simple declaration: “IT IS WRITTEN: My God shall supply ALL of my needs!”(Philippians 4:19) No matter what the enemy tries to throw at you the answer should always be – “IT IS WRITTEN” followed by the appropriate promise from God’s Word.

The Devil Has to Flee

James 4:7 tells us, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” When you declare what God’s Word says you will effectively resisting the devil and he has to flee. Remember it is not your words the makes the devil flee – it is God’s Word.  When you speak God’s Word God has promised to watch over that Word and perform it.  You are not trying to talk God into doing anything, you are simply declaring what He has already done.

How to Resist the Devil – do this one simple thing

IT IS WRITTEN – are 3 words that can change your life! These three words ruled the life of Jesus. Whenever the enemy tempted Jesus, He responded with the Word of God. You can effectively resist the devil the same way – boldly declaring the Word of God.



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