James 4 v 7 is a very important verse for the born again believer.
All of us are aware that the enemy is “out to get us”; the Word says he prowls about like a lion looking for those he can devour (2 Peter 5 v 8).
This should not scare us as in the book of James we are giving a model as to how to deal with this adversary.
We do have to resist the enemy; that means to oppose him and actively stand against him.
However we also have a duel action to do and that is submitting to God; this means to be subject to and obey.
As well as fighting against the enemy we need to partner with God and “go along” with what the Word says.
But this assumes one big thing and that is that we know what is from the enemy and what is from God.
This can only be found in one place and that is the Word of God.
Too many of us confuse what God and the enemy can and will do; if this is the case how can we be sure what to submit to and what to resist?
Knowledge and understanding of the Word of God is key to living out James 4 v 7.
Understanding of the true nature of God (and not the nonsense that religion and legalism will teach) will show us what to submit to.
Anything not of God will therefore be something to resist.
Focus on God and fight the enemy; that will see the enemy flee from you
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, thank you that it is the place to find out about you”.
James 4 v 7…..Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you