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The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.
If you’ve ever struggled with one issue after another and felt that there must have been some kind of organized demonic activity behind it all, you were right. Born-again believers are in a spiritual battle against Satan, who is constantly trying to assert his authority over us. The irony is that he has no authority, because Jesus has stripped him of all his power and given it to us. We beat the enemy by actively resisting him while deliberately submitting to God.
Because of what Jesus did on the cross, the battle has already been won; all we need to do now is employ our faith to maintain our victory. By submitting ourselves to God and resisting the devil, the devil will flee from us. We can do this with actions and words that contradict Satan and agree with God. Whereas faith without works is dead, we show our faith by our works.
Cooperating with the devil empowers him to work in our lives; we must rebel by deliberately cooperating with God, instead. The enemy has been reduced to simply making suggestions and putting thoughts into our heads that contradict God’s Word. The best way to fight negative thoughts is not with more thoughts, but with our words: “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”
We must have faith in our God-given authority, and not be afraid to use it. Unbelief can actually limit the power of His grace in our lives. During His ministry, not even Jesus could do any mighty works in His own country, because of unbelief.
When the enemy attacks, we mustn’t simply put up with his attacks. Knowing who to resist and who to cooperate with gives us the upper hand. We have all we need to crush the enemy under our feet.
God, You’ve given us dominion over the enemy; therefore, there’s no reason to tolerate his attacks. He has been defeated, and we can maintain our victory by resisting him and submitting to You. Thank You for what You did. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Luke 10:18, 19
James 2:17, 18, 20
Mark 6:1, 5, 6
Romans 16:20, NKJV
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