God is not the author of tragedy, sickness and trouble. He is not the author of your pain. It is so important to know that God is good, and the giver of all good things. But it’s equally important to know there is a real enemy. The devil is real.
Jesus called him the thief and gave us his M.O. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. That’s what he does. If you could choose one word to describe the devil and how he does what he does it would be deception.
· He is a liar and the father of lies.
· He prowls around like a roaring lion, using intimidation and fear.
· He masquerades as an angel of light.
· He plants doubt in the good character of God
The devil is a deceiver. His offers are appealing but they are loaded with devastating consequences. We don’t have to fall prey to his lies. Jesus destroyed the enemy!
Through his death and resurrection Jesus defeated death, hell and the grave. The devil is a defeated foe. The Bible tells us to resist him and he will flee.
Resist his lies. Resist intimidation. Resist the deceptive offers. Resist his strategy to defame God’s good character.
God is good, all the time!
Affirmation: When I resist the devil, he will flee.
Comment: We want to hear from you, use the comments below. How do you resist the devil and his schemes?
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Revelation 1:18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.