February 29, 2008
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Did you know that you have an enemy of your soul?
You may not know it, but as a follower of Christ, you have a very real adversary. His name is Satan. But through the power of God, you can have victory over Satan!
There are two misunderstandings about the devil that a lot of people believe. One is that he’s a myth and doesn’t matter. The other is that he matters too much and that we have no victory over him.
But the fact is that we have victory in Jesus Christ! And I want to remind you how you can defeat Satan whenever he attacks you.
When Satan tries to dominate you by reminding you of your sinful past, remember what Jesus told us in John 8:32: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” In Christ, you’re free from the guilt and shame of sin!
When Satan tries to tempt you, remember what James 4:7 says: “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Jesus taught us how to do this when He went into the desert and there with the Word of God in prayer and fasting, He overcame the power of Satan and the temptation of Satan that came at Him again and again!
When Satan tries to accuse you, remember what today’s verse says: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
And finally, when Satan tries to confront you, remember what Jesus told Simon Peter in Luke 22:31: “Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.” The only way you will defeat the confrontation of Satan is to pray Jesus’ prayer that your faith will not fail!
Christian, I encourage you to commit each of these verses to memory so that you won’t be caught off guard the next time Satan targets you.
And it’s my prayer that you will be able to defeat Satan’s attacks through the power of the Holy Spirit working in your life!
YOU HAVE VICTORY OVER SATAN THROUGH THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST!