ARE YOU MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE DEVIL THAN OF GOD?

ARE YOU MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE DEVIL THAN OF GOD?

1-Peter_5-8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour

1-Peter_5-8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith
1 Peter 5:8–9

When I was a teenager, I was taught that if I wanted to resist the devil, I had to rebuke him. So whenever an evil thought came to my mind or I was tempted, I found myself saying, “I resist you, devil, in Jesus’ name! I bind you, devil! Go away from me, devil! I rebuke you in Jesus’ name!”

James_4-7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

James_4-7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

This went on until God showed me one day that though I had “resisted” the devil, I had spent more time talking to him than to God! I was more conscious of the devil than of God throughout the day.

Proverbs_30-5: Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him

Proverbs_30-5: Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him

I checked the Word of God and realized that we resist the devil not by focusing on resisting him, but by being established in the faith that we are made right with God through Jesus’ blood, that we are the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

2-Corinthians_5-21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him

2-Corinthians_5-21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him

Yes, the devil will continue to remind you of your mistakes, failures and sins. And he will tell you that because of these things, you cannot receive your healing, that you will have to pay for your mistakes or that something bad will happen to your family. He will accuse you, condemn you and try to persuade your heart to believe that he can do bad things to you.

Romans_8-1:There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit

Romans_8-1:There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit

But the truth is that the devil cannot enforce anything in your life if he cannot persuade your heart. And your heart cannot be persuaded if it is “Steadfast In The Faith”, if it is established in righteousness. God says that once you are established in righteousness, “You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you”. (Isaiah 54:14)

Romans_1-17: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith

Romans_1-17: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith

So now that my heart is established in righteousness, I can boldly declare, “Yes, I may have these problems in my life, but I am not guilty in God’s eyes. I am justified in God’s eyes by faith because of what Christ has done. I am righteous by Jesus’ blood!”

Ephesians_2-8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians_2-8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

My Love! That is how you resist the devil and become undevourable!

John_3-17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

John_3-17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

Was This Devotional Helpful? And Informative? Please Leave Your Comment In The Box Below

[And If You Were Blessed By This Devotional, Please Tell Me All About It. Please Leave A Comment Or Two In The Box Below! God Bless You. And I Love You Too]

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

Advertisements

About Bummyla

I am a fun loving, hard working, christain young man, who loves to blog.
This entry was posted in God, Jesus, Jesus Christ and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to ARE YOU MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE DEVIL THAN OF GOD?

  1. Pingback: Child of God, don’t seek God occasionally, seek Him continually. May your life please God now and always | God Loves Bummyla

  2. Pingback: Persecuted Christians! Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men” | God Loves Bummyla

I Would Love To Hear From You