“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
Would God tell you to resist the devil, if you had no say about it? If the devil does have a place in your affairs, it’s because you allow it. Many people expect God to control the devil forgetting that He already gave us that responsibility when we use the authority in Jesus name but the devil will take over if you let him.
Jesus won the victory and it legally belongs to you. You must enforce Jesus’ victory and Lordship in the situations of life or the devil will take control by default.
Just as a policeman in uniform has the backing of the entire government and all its forces, those who are empowered by the Spirit of God have the backing of God and all His forces, when we stand against the devil in Jesus’ Name.
Praying to God to stop the devil’s operations is no different than your son or daughter asking you to take out the trash after you told him/her to do it. God gave you authority to resist the devil, and expects you to use it…
May the God of the Bible Bless your Life,
Bishop Bira Fonseca