Friday, May 25, 2012

Do Not Give the Devil a Chance

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

As Christians we need to know that our actions, our words and our thoughts determine whether we are resisting the devil or we are just taking his blows passively. Cursing, gossiping, anger, frustrations, un-forgiveness, yelling to others, bitterness, selfishness, contention, strife, being critical are just some of the signs that shows that one is yielded to the devil. If you are struggling with such emotions, you are giving the devil an open door through which he will legally come into your life and steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.)

Negative emotions that you allow in your life releases the power of the devil in your life. On the other hand if you allow positive emotions in your life, you are releasing the power of God in your life because through your actions you have yielded yourself to Him.This means that we have full control of what happens in our lives. The devil have no authority over our lives, he can't do anything to us unless we cooperate with him by listening to his lies. The bible says in Ephesians 6:11,  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles (lies) of the devil.. For us to win the battle we need to know the Word of God in-order for us to be able to withstand against the deceptions of the devil. Submitting ourselves to God and to His will, and putting on the full amour of God is the only way that we can successfully resist the devil.

It is not God who is allowing the devil dump sicknesses in your life, it is you who allows it. The bible says in 1 Peter 2:24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye WERE healed. We need to know that our healing WAS provided for 2000 years ago when Jesus died on the cross. We are not supposed to endure or tolerate sickness thinking that it is the will of God. God's will for us is that we dwell in full health. Command all sickness out of your body right now and let your body respond to the Word of God. Believe in God, hate sickness with passion, resist it , refuse it and cast it out. God expects us to appropriate healing in our lives because he has already provided for it and He will not do what He commanded us to do in Matthew 10:8,  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  This means that God has put His power in us to enable us to do what He has commanded. Things that limit the manifestation of God's power in our lives are negative words and declarations, negative actions, negative beliefs, negative emotions etc

Author: Grace Kariuki