“…therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you…” James 4:7 (NKJV)

As you journey in your Christian walk, it is important that you do not live an everyday life of pain and troubles. Don’t live like that because you have the power to overcome situations and circumstances, and you can overcome them, if and when you decide that you want to do it. Life is to be enjoyed not endured, and the only way to do that is to put a stop to all the advances of the devil that comes by way of challenges and problems. Don’t accommodate challenges or problems instead attack it and deal with it, and make sure it leaves; don’t be quick to give up because when you give up, the challenge stays until you attack it. 

Our opening text clearly states that we should resist the devil and he would flee from us. The word resists means, to combat or to counter or to hold out against. So when you combat someone you fight his advances. And in fighting make sure you win. And if you will win, of course you will need to put on the whole armor of God, for it is written, “….take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…”Ephesians 6:13-18 (NKJV). Did you see that? You have a responsibility to fulfil. So do not sit back and do nothing, fight back and you will surely come out of that situation victoriously. Praise God!


If you will fight back, you will surely emerge a winner, so fight!


Father, I am grateful for this wonderful teaching. I refuse to wallow in self pity, I refuse to hold a pity party, rather I choose to fight and win. I choose to overcome and come out victoriously in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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