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SUBMIT YOURSELF TO GOD
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SUBMIT YOURSELF TO GOD
Pastor Kevin Badgley
4:7 says, ďSubmit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the
devil, and he will flee from you.Ē The Bible declares that
the only way you can be victorious over the devil is to
submit yourself to God!
canít overcome the devil in any facet except we be born
again and covered with the blood of Jesus. Then we must be
indued with the power of the Holy Ghost. Then we can put
the enemy under our feet.
SUBMIT YOURSELF TO GOD
(yield to Him and obey Him)
yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.Ē James 4:7
Everybody has trouble with the devil. We pray, and we ask
God to set us free of these things, but the Bible
declares that the only way we can be victorious over the
devil is to submit ourselves to God! How do we do that? We
have to obey Godís Word!
an act of submission to obey Godís Word. It is an act of
faith to obey God instead of what your own carnal thinking,
reasoning, and will wants to do. If you read Godís Word and
obey it in part, youíre not fully submitting to Godís Word.
Therefore, you canít fully resist the devil.
donít submit yourself therefore to God you canít and wonít
resist the devil. See the order in which it comes?
This is why
people are deceived. They say, ďWell, Iím weak, but I still
love the Lord.Ē That may be so, but the next time you try
to resist the devil, youíre not going to accomplish it!
shake your fist at God when you start falling or when you
get afflicted. Donít get angry when it seems like you canít
win a victory for yourself, a family, a friend, your church,
donít submit yourself to God you canít resist the devil, and
he doesnít have to flee from you, and he wonít. It is an
act of the mercy of God that He does not allow the enemy to
destroy us immediately when we sin.
our ignorance, God draws us to Jesus and leads us if we will
let Him. Isaiah 30:21 says, ďAnd thine ears shall hear a
word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the
left.Ē After we are saved He shows us by his Word how to
walk, and He gives us the power to walk it.
may say, ďI canít. Iíve tried to serve God, and I canít do
it.Ē Then you need the devil cast out of you! You need
deliverance. You need that thing out of you so that you can
be able to submit yourself to God.
when the devil comes back, you can resist him, and he will
flee. He wonít reenter. These are harsh words, but they
are straight. Read it again in the book of James.
know why the devil flees from people? People that have
submitted themselves to God have Godís power in them to
resist the devil. We canít overcome the devil in any facet
except we are born again and covered with the blood of
Jesus. We must go on and be endued with the power of the
Holy Ghost from on high.
power of God resists the enemy. Then we can put the enemy
under our feet. To say that we are, and to say that we are
going to, and to say what the Word does, is nothing more
than advertisement. The devil already knows this
only one that the devil does flee from is someone who has
attained the place in God where he is walking with God hand
3:3 says, ďCan two walk together, except they be agreed?Ē
person can resist the devil, and the devil has to flee,
because the power of God is there to send him running. He
will flee in terror, but you must be submitted to God.
must obey God in order to have the faith that God gives.
God gives us a measure of faith to begin to believe him, and
then He gives us an understanding of his Word as we are able
to grasp it.
28:10 says, ďFor precept must be upon precept, precept upon
precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and
there a little:Ē As we yield to God we can obey Him.
doesnít matter how long or how deeply the devil has had you
in time past. You can still resist and overcome him,
because you are living by the power and spirit of the Lord
are in Jesus, and He is in you. He will fight your battles
for you. However, if you will not obey God and submit
yourself to Him, the devil will eat you up.
submit to the devil and resist God, as many are doing.
Today, beloved, donít harden your hearts.
yourselves to God and His Word, and then you can resist the
devil and WIN!
PASTOR KEVIN BADGLEY
LIVING HOPE FELLOWSHIP, P. O.
BOX 111, GRAND CHAIN, IL 62941
CHURCH / FAX (618) 634-2541
These condensed Bible
studies have been published to help new Christians in their
new walk with the Lord. Kevin Badgley, the author, is the
pastor of Living Hope Fellowship Church.
This is a Living Hope
Living Hope Fellowship, Inc.