As Christians we sometimes give the enemy more credit than he deserves, however he is not to be ignored.
If we read the whole Word we know that he is a defeated foe but he is still active in the world today.
Even though he is defeated he can still cause grief and heartache if we let him.
If and when he comes our way what are we to do?
Of course we turn to God and submit to Him, but at the same time we are to resist the enemy (James 4 v 7).
Resist means to stand against or to oppose; it is an active measure and not passive.
Ignoring the enemy is no good, we must be active and stand against him, we must get angry and not let him have an effect on our lives.
If a robber came into your house to steal your goods and hurt your family would you stand aside and let him do what he wanted?
No, you would stand against him and fight!
Let’s start doing the same with the enemy.
At the same time we are to turn to God, to trust Him and believe His Word; that is what it means to submit.
The Word is clear in this matter; if we submit to God and resist the enemy, the enemy will have to flee.
He does not have a choice, he has to flee; that is what the Word says.
Is the enemy coming against you or your family today?
Stand up and fight him, tell him where to go!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through the finished work of Jesus Christ the enemy is a defeated foe and I can, and will, resist him”.
James 4 v 7…..Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you