Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Evil Trembles Before GOD

19 Thou believest that there is one God; 
thou doest well: 
the devils also believe, 
and tremble.

James 2:19 
King James Version

I like that verse from the apostle James.

It makes my warrior heart feel even more robust as I serve the LORD.

It also echoes a previous post I wrote about Jesus being the SON of God -- of how you can prove the SON of God's Lordship, by what His enemies say of Him.

And I think to myself, if evil knows God, how can humans continue to think there's no evil, no God, or that all is lost?

The devil knows who the SON of God is, thus, tries to even tempt the LORD who had just fasted 40 days and nights.

This fallen one knew the Lord was hungry, and offered Him his usual fare -- food and puny power from his world.

That's pure insanity. 

Tempting the LORD, your God, your CREATOR.


I think satan's really crazy, and desperate.

Oh, the means, and methods he cooks up, non-stop.

If you read the Bible, you'd know his schemes. 

If you've read sample chapters from my 22 books on spiritual warfare, you'd have an idea.

The apostle James beautifully puts things in perspective, about the POWER of our BELIEF in God:

"...the devils also believe, 
and tremble."

Can you imagine the significance of such a statement?

Has it sunk in yet?

Or what about what the apostle James says here, taken a phrase at a time: 

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

James 4:7 
King James Version

Do you see the POWER of God, now?

Neither are we powerless.

Do you see what our UNWAVERING belief in the LORD does to the evil ones?

Do you see what PERFECT obedience to God can do to help us?

We can all find comfort in those James verses.

The idea is for evil to find NO opening in your heart, mind, and spirit to roost.

To be sure, this impostor is the god of the world, and aims to hide the Gospel of CHRIST from you, preferring you wallow in darkness.

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 
who is the image of God, 
should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 
King James Version

That's why you have to be vigilant.

You have to give your heart to the LORD, read His WORD, live by His LAWS, commit your life to Him, follow Him EVERY step of the way, and evil cannot take root in you, much less destroy you.

You also have to put on the WHOLE "Armor of God", for you cannot "flirt" with evil.

It will destroy you.

It was coded to destroy.

Only JESUS, the SON of God, can make evil tremble in fear.

They know His power to destroy them -- TOTALLY. 

By the GRACE of God, through the POWER and NAME of JESUS, through our desire and humility to know God, through the GUIDANCE of the Holy SPIRIT, we can overcome all errors, avoid all traps, strengthen ourselves against temptation, and survive the darkness pervading this world.

Have no fear, if the LORD is in your heart.

Better yet, let the Lord BE your heart.

4 Yea, 
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: 
for thou art with me; 
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 
King James Version 

Right now, the world has gone really crazy, so very ripe for correction, and the devil waits eagerly for more souls to corrupt.

Let it not be our souls, for I only care to be with the LORD.

Do you, too?

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