Why are you fighting with the devil? You can’t defeat him, but God can — as a matter of fact, he is already defeated. So why are you fighting with him? The Bible tells us on numerous occasions how to handle him. In Luke 4:8, Jesus, our perfect example, did not hesitate to tell Satan to get behind Him. So why aren’t you doing the same? In Matthew 16:23, Jesus told Satan in no uncertain terms, “Get thee behind me, Satan, thou art an offence unto me; for thou savorest not the things that are of God, but those that are of men.” Then in Jude 9, the Bible says, “Yet Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, THE LORD REBUKE THEE.” So why are you fighting and debating with him?
In James 4:7-8 the Bible says, “Submit yourselves, therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.” Therefore, if you are not operating in righteousness, then you are powerless against the devil’s devises and schemes. Remember, 1 Peter 5:8 tells us to, “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary, the devil is like a roaring lion, walking about seeking someone to devour.” Therefore, it’s very important that when you recognize his tactics you use your power and authority that Jesus gives us to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). You don’t need to fight, he is already defeated. First, when God kicked him out of heaven as Jesus tells us in Luke 10:18, “I beheld satan as lightning fall from heaven,” which confirms the account in Isaiah 14:12-15. Secondly, Jesus defeated Satan when He came to earth and give us the victory as we see in 1 Corinthians 15:55-58. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ; Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” There is no need to fight with the devil when he is already defeated. Romans 8:31-39, in summary, tells us that if God is for us who can be against us, who can condemn us, and nothing shall separate us from the love of God because we are more than conquerors through Him that love us, nor can anything separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.