God and the devil are not on equal planes fighting it out for the possession of your soul. The devil only has the opportunity to operate where you give him place to operate.
“Do not give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:27
If you give the devil a place to operate in your life, he’ll take possession of that place every time. If you don’t give him place, he cannot defeat you.
Your enemy is limited. How so? Let’s list a few now.
1. The devil cannot penetrate the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus is an entity that has paid for deliverance and salvation in every circumstance and sin. “And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 12:11 The blood of Jesus has won the victory over the devil and there is nothing satan can do about that.
2. The devil has no authority over you if you are clothed in the armor of God and walk in the power that’s in Jesus Christ.
“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God so that you will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:10
No matter what you face, satan cannot defeat you if you walk in the power of Christ’s might. Clothed in the armor of God, satan can’t tell if its you or Jesus standing against him!
3. The devil cannot read your mind.
Satan may be able to send thoughts your way, but he operates according to your words and actions. The rest of Revelation 12:11 states: They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony and the fact that they loved not their lives, even unto death.”
Doubting thoughts don’t dictate defeat. Join the blood to faith words and faith actions and you achieve victory.
4. The devil won’t leave unless you cast him out.
Begging satan, counseling satan, isolating yourself……None of these things work in warfare with the devil. 1 Peter 5:8: “Your adversary, the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.”
If you resist, satan must leave! He has no choice in the matter. I’m not talking about a “stand off” between you and satan, I’m talking about a “butt whipping” as we say in Texas!
5. Satan cannot stop your miracle if you obey God and speak to the mountain.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Sow faith – reap victory! Speak to the mountain – watch it move! Don’t let the timing it happens mess with your mind. God handles timing – you handle obedience.
6. The devil cannot stop God’s ultimate purposes on the earth from coming to pass.
Satan cannot stop the church from prevailing. “On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Satan cannot stop Jesus from coming again. When the Father looks at the Son and says, “It’s time, Son. Go and get my children” – No devil in hell can stop it!
The devil cannot stop Jesus from casting him into the bottomless pit. When the angels grab satan to cast him away, he will cease his operation against the world.
Satan cannot make you fall. “To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
If you are born again, stop cowering before the enemy! The devil made me do it! He can’t make you do anything! True – without Christ, we can do nothing. But, in Christ, all things are possible to him who believes!
How big is your God?
“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
If you believe, start acting like it!