“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” James 4:7, NKJV.
The enemy may come, even with temptation, yet when we let God’s will be done in us, and say no to the devil, there is faith and power exercised that the devil can’t stay around. There is love and authority that the devil can’t do anything with. He can’t do anything against a submitted man.
This is the man that says I’ve got all I need in whatever God says and whatever God’s will is. 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 over him. The devil didn’t want any more smoke from Jesus and fled knowing he couldn’t deceive him and win.
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, even if you have to wait on the Lord. 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 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. Your will be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: James 4:6, Matthew 4:1-11, I Peter 5:5, Hebrews 13:17