Our Opening Scripture "When the Enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God will raise a standard against him!" (Isaiah 59:19)
Sometimes living for the Lord is a real battle and a real fight. But the Devil can't lay a nail or a tooth on you, he can't overwhelm you or drown you with his lies if you resist him with the Word of God!
The Bible is God's standard, like a banner or flag that we can wave in front of the Devil and he will flee!Reading from James 4:7 says”- Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Devil cannot take the Word!
When the Devil tempts you, what's the first thing to do?...........
Ask the Lord for a Scriptural answer and guidance, That's what Jesus did when the Devil tempted Him and lied to Him, Jesus just quoted the Scriptures, though the Devil was also trying to quote scripture to Jesus, but he twisted them and took them out of context. So the Lord just returned scriptures back at him the way they should have been applied.
As we have seen in Luke 4:1-13 the Word of God says” 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’[b]”
5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.”
8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’[c]”
9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you
to guard you carefully;
11 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[d]”
12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[e]”
13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Do you see, the Devil fled! He can't resist the Word of God! Shout Hallelujah Somebody, Praise the Lord forever more, he worthy our honor and worship, Amen
So brethren if you find you self in midst of trials and temptation don’t cry, don’t go back but baptize yourself constantly in prayer, soak yourself in the Word, memorize and quote God's Promises!
You can put the Enemy out of action with the Word, Bury him in a flood of the Truth, Hallelujah….Hallelujah…
Say with me, I am a Victor, Conqueror and Christ in me is the hope of Glory.
It does not matter on the quantity of affliction, trials, abuse and mistreatment, but today I have come to tell you my friend in Christ, IT IS WRITTERN “ When the devil come in like a Flood ,God will set Standard against in Him.
Praise the Lord and Stay Blessed and Go forward with Christ!