The Devil is not Defeated

Maybe this sounds a strange title for a post, especially this week when people everywhere are remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross to destroy the works of the devil, but the message of the post is simple:  If we don’t act on that, the devil is not defeated.

In the Bible, James 4:7 tells us:  “Submit yourselves then to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  When Jesus died and the Holy Spirit was sent to live in His followers, that same Spirit gave us the power to resist; but unless we resist, the devil is not defeated.

Does that sound harsh?  Are you a follower of Jesus who feels you’re being sucked back into slavery?  I’m not writing this in anger.  I write because your friends (the ones who love you) are deeply, gut-wrenchingly sad when they think about the pain you’re in.  You know the Bible-verse that talks about the Holy Spirit praying with groans that words can’t express?

Please, please, resist.  Don’t let the devil destroy your life; let Jesus destroy him.

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If this hits home for anybody reading, will you do something about it?  Jesus loves you and wants to help you; please, let Him.  “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength” – Isaiah 40:31.

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