KEY SCRIPTURE: 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”.
The first part of our key scripture says, “But He answered and said”. Satan’s words must always be answered. When Satan spoke into Jesus’ mind, he, the devil attempted to introduced doubt into Him. This doubtful word if allowed to linger, could have affected Him.
Dear child of God every word of the devil is potent with destruction, death, doubt, fear and every negative thing. His words must not go unanswered. In Mark 5:35, 36 the Lord was requested by Jairus to come and heal his daughter who was sick. As he went along with Jesus, certain men came and told him, he should not bother the master because his daughter was dead. In verse 36 the Lord Jesus said “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken he said unto the ruler of the synagogue, be not afraid only believe”.
Beloved do not allow any word Satan gives you to go unanswered. The word came in Jairus case to kill his faith. Your faith is your divine hand to receive your miracle. When your faith is washed off, Satan’s program would prevail. If somebody tells you any evil word, don’t keep quiet over it, answer back. Don’t accept a death sentence from the doctor when God has said all things are possible to him that believes. Speak back to him who told you whatever death sentence; that, the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you and he has given life to your mortal body (Romans 8:11).
Silence often means consent. Isaiah 53:1, says “who has believed our report”. Whose report would you believe? Satan’s report or God’s? Note God’s report can’t come to you until you have answered what Satan told you.
When the devil said, if you are the son of God….” The Lord refuted his doubting words with His corresponding answer. “it is written, man shall not live by bread but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Satan would never have the last words over any situation in my life, I would always answer him with God’s word which is the truth in Jesus name.
John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”.
Mark 5:35-36 ” While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe”.