“Submit yourselves then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”: James 4:6.
If you’re being tempted with sin e.g. to lust or to watch porn, instead of giving into the desire or thought, why not rebuke it? I remember when I gave my life to Christ I used to struggle with hearing obscene words in my mind. Whenever I heard those words I prayed: “God I know You love me and these thoughts are not Your words, or my own, so in the name of Jesus Christ, devil go from me!”
Wow, did that make a huge difference in my life.
The more I did it the more free I became in my mind.
Now, I wasn’t a mature or experienced Christian then, I just did what was natural to my new nature of righteousness. I heard an unclean thought in my mind and I knew it wasn’t Jesus’ voice or my own, so it could only be Satan and well I don’t want to hear his voice so, I resisted him.
In every situation you face in life God has grace for you to overcome.
So the next time the devil comes, let him know you’re not his friend, resist him in Jesus name and he will have to leave, it’s the promise of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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