“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” James 4:7, NKJV.
The enemy is going to come against you, and he likes to comes with temptation in his hands. When we let God’s will be done in us, and then we say no to the devil when he comes, there is some real power displayed that the devil can’t stay around. There is some real love displayed that the devil can’t do anything with. He can’t do anything against a submitted man. Nothing will work against him.
This is the man that says I’ve got all I need in whatever God says and whatever God wants. This is the man that says if God says I need to go to church, then that’s what I’ll do. This is the man that follows the leadership God has set over him as unto the Lord, whether in church or the workplace. This is the man who receives God’s word about submitting to his wife (see Ephesians 5:21).
This is the same submission Jesus walked in when he was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit. When he came out, he then resisted the devil’s temptations three times and told him “It is written”, exercising authority of him. The devil didn’t want any more punches from Jesus, and fled knowing he can’t win against him.
If you want the devil out of an area of your life, if you want peace, submit to God first. Yield to what He says is just and right. Esteem His will above your own in that area. Then, God will supply grace to resist the devil and he will flee. Where there is no devil, there is all of God, and all of the blessings, soul prosperity and honor He desires for your life.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your truth about the power of submission. I humble myself and I ask you to make me a more submitted man. I decide to submit this area to You, and I say let Your will be done in me. Now I resist the devil and he must flee because of the mighty Christ in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: James 4:6, Matthew 4:1-11, I Peter 5:5, Hebrews 13:17