SUBMIT YOURSELVES, THEN, TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU
Beautiful Child, do you sometimes hear people quote, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Today, I want you to know that to “resist the devil” is not enough to ensure victory. There is a very important part that precedes the principle of resisting the devil—to SUBMIT TO ME. Know that you cannot resist without submitting to Me, first, because I AM the Conqueror. I am He who brings you Truth when the devil tries to deceive you with the words: “You do not count. You do not matter. You are not important.” I am He who gives you Hope when the devil tries to drown you in hopelessness with the words: “You will never make it. You are not good enough. You do not have what it takes.” I am He who fills you with Love when the devil tries to destroy you with the words: “You have been abandoned. You have been orphaned. You have been left in the wilderness to fend for yourself.”
YOU, DEAR CHILDREN, ARE FROM GOD AND HAVE OVERCOME THEM, BECAUSE THE ONE WHO IS IN YOU IS GREATER THAN THE ONE WHO IS IN THE WORLD
(1 John 4:4).
Be informed that the devil—a murderer, thief, and the father of lies—is always keeping an eye on you. He is observing from a distance…keeping watch. He is looking for an open door—the right moment to make his move. He will come out of nowhere. You will be taken by surprise. Be on the lookout! Stand guard! Be ready to SUBMIT to Me at a moment’s notice, BECAUSE THE ONE WHO IS IN YOU IS GREATER THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD.
Have you ever tried resisting the devil in your own strength? What was the outcome?
I urge you to try something new. Submit your perplexing problem, your upsetting emotion, or your perturbing perception to the Lord Jesus, first. Ask HIM to conquer it for you. Then, watch the devil flee from you.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I praise You, for You have overcome the devil. I will fear no evil.
Remind me, daily, Lord God, to submit the disturbed emotion in my heart that causes me to feel hopeless, to You. Call me to surrender the perturbing perception in my heart that causes me to feel like an orphan, to You. Invite me to succumb the words in my heart that cause me to feel like a failure, to You. Then, You will be My Conqueror, for greater are You who are in me than he who is in the world. Worthy are You to receive honor and glory and blessing, forever and ever.
Maintain an Awareness
Our relationship with God is not just one-sided—us praying to God. When we pray, God also needs to talk to us…and He WANTS to.