KEY SCRIPTURE: James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.
Living a fulfilled life is the kind that is ruled by the word of God. Anytime man is in a state of worry, fear or what he may describe as a problem, is a clear sign that he is ruled by something different and not God’s word. Challenges or problems, would always abound. You do not see problems when the word rules you.
Our key scripture shows us that our ability to be free and really exercise authority over the enemy is when we submit to the word of God.
When God’s word rules us, Satan can’t rule us simultaneously.
In the Garden of Eden, the moment Adam and Eve decided to step out of the control and dominance of God’s word, they lost everything and became slaves of the devil. Your submission to the word of God, is your authority. The source of every problem of men started in the Garden of Eden. (Read Gen. 3:1-15). The passage in Genesis chapter 3 shows us how Satan deceives men from turning away from the rule of God’s word.
- Genesis 3: 4, Satan directly attacks the truth and implies, God is lying.
- Genesis 3:5, God is keeping something good from you.
- Genesis 3:5b He tells you, this thing would give you the ultimate advantage.
- Verse 6, Men are also moved by what they see and feel because of the lie.
The above four steps are mainly Satan’s strategy to get people forsaking God’s word to accept Satan’s word or lies.
Deceit has been his weapon. Hebrews 3:13 says “But exhort one another daily while it is today, lest any of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin”. Sin is deceitful and that takes men away from the rule of the word. Decide in your heart once and forever that whatever God says is final. No other word, suggestion that contradicts God’s word must be entertained or tolerated.
The word in you is your strength, your submission to the word is Satan dread and your obedience to the word is the overthrow or defeat of the devil.
A life that submits to God’s word may have great opposition yet would constantly experience outstanding victories. I am dedicated to God and His word. If God has said it, I believe it and that settles it.
Psalms 119:89-90 Forever, O LORD, and thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
Matthew 4:4″ But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”.