Food for ThoughtEphesians 4:27 Devil
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

Ephesians 4:27 New Century Version

Do not give the devil a way to defeat you.

This verse is very clear as to who gives the devil a way into our lives…This warning is directed at us, the Believer.  There are several ways we open the door to our adversary and sometimes we may be unaware of how we do this. We as spirit filled believers who have the power of the Almighty at our reach,  tend to lean in the direction of our enemy if our soul gravitates toward what will feed it.  Whatever is fed will grow strongest..

Our spirit needs to be nourished in order to grow in faith.

Gloria Copeland once say “Our words give the devil entrance into our situation and he listens to our words and that’s how he knows what is going on with us”.   We open or close the door to the devil.   The enemy can turn our words into ammunition for him to use against us or they can be a deterrent that causes him to flee.  

Speaking negative or self defeating words; speaking lies or gossip...anything not of God, will weaken our spirits and make it easy for the enemy to gain entrance and destroy us from the inside of our minds outward.

But if we speak words that line up with the word of God, we cover ourselves with God’s protection and wisdom.

We also allow Satan to defeat us when we sin.  Each sin becomes an open door that Satan readily enters.

He entices us to sin and then makes us feel guilty about it with accusations and memories of our past failures.  It is best to quickly repent of sin.    

Obviously there are many ways to allow the enemy in and I have touched on a few of them, but the key component to keeping him out is by this:  

James 4:7 (KJV)  

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Challenge:  In order to avoid being caught in the traps laid out for us by the enemy, we must submit to God, listen to His wisdom and His leading and surrender our own understanding to His.   

God bless


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