JUNE 19-26, 2021
KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT THE LIE
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Freedom in Christ isn’t cheap. It will cost you—your time, your commitment, your perseverance. Believe it or not, the enemy DOES get tired and defeated. Once he sees you’re strong, you’re bold, you’re confident, once he sees you’re using the weapons God gives you, he’ll go find an easier prey. Then you will begin to see the ground that you’ve taken, and that ground will begin to grow!
Don’t let Satan put your light out! Live through the Light of Truth OR you will die through Satan’s lies! John writes in 1 John 2:26-27 (The Message), “I’ve written to warn you about those who are trying to deceive you. But they’re no match for what is deeply embedded within you— Christ’s anointing, no less! You don’t need any of their so-called teaching. Christ’s anointing teaches you the truth on everything you need to know about yourself and Him, uncontaminated by a single lie. Live deeply in what you were taught.”
We must believe the Word of God over anything with which Satan tries to get us to agree. If you submit to the Word, you will begin to trust God in ways you couldn’t before. If you live your life with the understanding that if something doesn’t line up with the Bible, then it doesn’t line up at all, Satan will be hard-pressed to pull a lie over on you! We must KNOW that the Lord is GOOD! His thoughts toward us are good. He has our best interests at heart. And He hears us when we talk.
When did we stop believing that? Why did we stop believing that? Who told us we need to take total control of our lives because God can’t? Isn’t it time to stop listening to the voice of Satan and instead only listen to the Word of God? Isn’t it time to trust God’s Word at face value?
God is consistent in His principles, His Character, His forgiveness and His love. God’s Word is TRUTH!
This is an excerpt from a 90-day devotional written by Emil and Karen. To order the full devotional, click on the DEVOTIONAL FUNDRAISER page.