KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:30 KJV “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in ME”.
The Lord’s testimony of himself in our key scripture is very remarkable. He says the devil comes, but he has nothing in Him.
The Lord is saying there is no darkness whatsoever in Him. Satan’s ability to destroy the righteous never lies in his brut power or might, but in his ability to deceive and infuse some amount of darkness into a man. Remember, a little leaven leavens the whole lump. The devil and his demons are highly crafty liars. The darkness is his ability control or to deceive a child of God in one way or another. The Lord Jesus said, Matthew 6:23 KJV “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
The ‘eye’ in the above verse is one’s state of mind, outlook about life or motive for doing things. When evil has any grounds in you, it would dominate your actions. An evil eye can be unbelieving, hatred, envy, fear, lust or any wrong act that lies calmly in the desire of an individual. If there is such a desire, thought or longing in the heart of a child of God, the Lord says, his whole being would be full of darkness. Darkness is the abode of the enemy. It is also the strength of the demons. Demons will keep harassing you if you have any grounds for them.
To keep devils from having doorways into you, make up your mind to stay clear out of all wrong ways. Take away every wrong desire and wrong thought. Your desires direct you. The dominating thoughts of your mind is who you are. Make sure your thoughts and desires are always devoid of Satan’s impact and influence or unscriptural ways.
If you can do this, then you would also boldly say with the Lord, the prince of this world comes, but he has nothing in ME.
Please get this point of wisdom, the simplest but the worst darkness that Satan can succeed in introducing into a believer is UNBELIEVE.
O Lord thy word have I hid in my heart and have trusted wholeheartedly in you. The evil one has no place in me. My heart longs after the ways of the Spirit.
Hebrews 12:1 KJV” Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Ephesians 4:26 27 KJV Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.