(My Meditation: James 4:7)
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 NKJV)
Been thinking about this all morning: “Don’t comply with the devil: resist him.”
It all begins with SUBMITTING ourselves to God. How? By speaking, acting and thinking according to His word over us. Each time I allow negative thoughts to dominate me, I comply with the devil… When I counter them with God’s word, I have submitted to God. And guess what: the enemy flees/ takes off when he finds a believer who is submitted to God.
God can’t submit on my behalf, neither can He resist the devil for me. Submitting to God in thought, Word and deed is a DAILY choice. However, once we are submitted to Him, we receive power to resist the devil.
So, in what areas of your life do you need to submit to God today? That’s the only way to resist the devil. That’s what scares him off. That’s how we put up a resistance against him.
A submitted believer is a constantly victorious one!