Our Defense Part 1 – Know Who You Are!
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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Not much scares Satan and his demons more than a Christian who is free and knows who they are in Christ. As Christians, we share in Jesus’ power and authority over the spiritual world, and we see that power and authority in action all the way through the gospels. Demons are terrified of Jesus, and have no choice but to leave when He commands them to.
This is why James 4:7 works. So, provided we are submitting to God (confessing our sin and surrendering our life to Jesus as our Lord), then when we resist Satan and his demons, they have to flee. We can command them to leave our presence, and they must obey. There’s no need to shout, and we don’t need to be frightened – they are frightened of us!