” Submit yourselves, then. To God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”
There was a famous TV show on years ago call The Flip Wilson show, the famous words of Flip Wilson was always the devil made me do it. The Bible tells us that the devil is real, the Bible tells us that the Devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy but in that same text Jesus himself said I come that you may have life and have life abundantly, so how can we have an abundant life when the devil is on our back, he comes to try to steal our joy still our peace still our happiness he tries to destroy our relationships but the word of God says it does not have to be so. In the book of James he gives us the solution he gives us the combination on how to resist the devil, I have to admit that it’s hard resisting the devil when the devil is offering what my heart sometime desires, the devil makes everything looks good at first but everything’s That Glitters Is Not Gold and everything that is good to us is not good for us the devil will give us temporarily happiness it won’t last. So how do we resist the devil James gives us some encouraging words to realize that we do not have to indoor such heartbreak that the devil ultimately bring in our lives. First we must submit ourselves. Submit to studying God’s word. Submit to being obedient to God’s word. Submit to loving my enemy. Submit to putting God first. Then and only then we can move to the next step now we must submit to God and once we submit to God then God will give us the strength to resist the devil if we do not submit to God, if we do not go to him in prayer then we won’t have the strength to resist the devil because God is made strong in our weakness when we go to God it’s not us that’s resisting the devil but it’s the God in us that’s resisting the devil you see we have a secret weapon and that’s call the Holy Spirit that can prop us up when we down that’ll give us hope for tomorrow give us a new outlook on life yes we can resist the devil with God’s help yes we can resist keeping the extra money from the bank teller yes we can review this that good-looking lady that belongs to someone else yes we can resist the handsome man who belongs to someone else . As we submit our sales to our Savior, yielding our Wills to him in the moment and walking in obedience to God’s word he is helping us. When we give in to him instead of giving into temptation, he’s able to fight our battles in him we can overcome because he said that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.
To God Be The Glory
Rev. Antonio Thomas