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”.
When Satan came, tempting the Lord He replied with the word of God.
What would He have done if He knew not the word of God? Too many Christians are held captives by so many schemes of the devil because they do not have the right answers for the devil. Satan may attack one’s morals, or finances, commitment to the work of God, health and many more. The Christian must not be defeated in any of these cases. A lot of Christians have become failure minded such that, they accept the saying “to err is human”. This mindset makes them easily give in to the advances of the devil.
Please child of God you are born an overcomer. 1st John 5:4 ” For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world even our faith”. You have been born an overcomer and must not accept any defeatist mentality, No! Get to know the truth, for the weapon of the enemy is lies. John 8:32 says “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”. How can one know the truth if he or she does not take time to study and meditate on the scriptures? 2nd Timothy 2:15 instructs us as follows “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. The word “study” also means be “diligent “. It means do your best to show yourself approved unto God, right dividing the word of truth.
When you are able to rightly divide or apply the word you would have a ready answer for the devil whenever he shows up. The Lord Jesus was never found wanting when He was tempted, He spoke out the sword of the spirit and the devil was cut to pieces.
Use the sword of the spirit rightly all the time and you would never be found wanting.
The word of God is forever in my heart and on my lips, ready for any eventuality that shows up. By the word Satan and his demons are always cut into size
Joshua 1:8 ” This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”.
Ephesians 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”: