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RESIST

ven though Satan has been defeated by the Lord Jesus, and His victory credited to our account, he is still able to oppress us, even though we are believers.

It is unquestionable that when you accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior, you become a child of God and receive rights and privileges in Christ. But, as long as you are here in this world, you will be susceptible to the temptations of the evil one.

We must make it very clear however, that Satan cannot attack and oppress a child of God whenever
he pleases. He can tempt a believer, and if the believer does not resist him, he will be able to continue his evil work.

We must always remember that the devil has definite limitations. There are stages he has to complete for his work to be consummated. The Bible states that an undeserved curse does not come to rest (Proverbs 26:2).

There is a commandment to resist the devil. The children of God have a duty to stop his actions, demand him to leave, and prohibit him from tempting them. This is what the Lord Jesus did to the devil in the desert.

There are no imperfections in the Lord’s plan. If He has commanded us to resist the devil, then we
can be sure that He has given us the right weapon to resist him. This weapon is the Word of God.

When should we resist? Whenever he attacks.

I pray that from this day forward you will never give the evil one the slightest chance to oppress you. Be more than a conqueror in Christ.

In Christ,
Missionary R. R. Soares

 

The ministry of the Lord Jesus is divided into three distinct phases: teaching, preaching and manifesting the power of God.

If we examine what the Bible tells us about His ministry, we will see that He spent most of His time teaching. This explains the difference there is between our ministry and the Lord’s… What else could explain the results He obtained? Did He not promise that whoever believed in Him would do the same and even greater works?

Whenever the Lord Jesus taught, all who heard Him marveled. He simply opened the Scriptures and showed the people the truth, and all kinds of miracles and wonders took place. Whenever the Bible is preached today, and people’s eyes are opened to its truths, an avalanche of miracles is bound to happen.


RESTRICTIONS TO THE DEVIL’S ACTIONS

Though we know that the devil is busier than ever at his work of destroying humanity, we must be careful to not exaggerate, and credit him with more capacity than he actually has. There are restrictions on his operations. He cannot go around destroying whoever he pleases. The Bible says that he cannot touch those that are born again: We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him (1 John 5:18).

Before the Lord Jesus defeated the devil, he acted as if he owned our planet. But, with the death of Christ, the devil lost his dominion over the human race, and was cast off the face of the Earth: Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out (John 12:31).

Even before the coming of Jesus, when the devil acted as the prince of this world, he had to obtain permission before he attacked the people of God, as seen in the following examples:

I – The story of Job: Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD (Job 1:6-12).

II – The Lord’s temptation in the desert. The Spirit of God led the Master out to the desert to be tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1).

III – When the time came for His crucifixion, the Lord Jesus warned Peter that the devil had asked to sift him: And the Lord said, Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift [you] as wheat (Luke 22:31).

All these episodes happened before the devil was stripped of his power. Today he is not allowed to oppress us under any circumstance, unless our God so permits. But he will never be able to take us from the hands of Jesus: And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given [them] to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of My Father’s hand (John 10:28-29).

We should not despair or fear when the devil tempts us; but rather resist him, standing firm in the faith and using the Name of Jesus: Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world (1 Peter 5:9).

We know that God only allows us to go through trials and temptations for our good. Instead of getting upset when this happens, we should be encouraged in the Lord, for He is faithful and will not permit us to be tempted beyond our strength: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God [is] faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear [it] (1 Corinthians 10:13).



RESIST THE DEVIL: A COMMANDMENT

No matter where and when the devil is tempting us, the Word of God orders us to resist him.

The order in James 4 is very clear: Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7b). This verse shows us that we are responsible for our success or our defeat. If we resist the devil, not only will he leave, he will flee.

It is important to remember that we must resist each and every attack of the enemy. It is not enough to resist big attacks. Many times it begins as a small problem, but if it is not dealt with, it will cause enormous damage. Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines [have] tender grapes
(Song of Solomon 2:15).

Another fact that we must always keep in mind is that the devil does not stop tempting us now that we belong to Jesus. Even though he knows we are now divine property, he continues striving to steal, kill and destroy our lives. As long as we do not take our position as overcomers in Christ, he will try to destroy us.

It is very simple to resist the devil. Whenever he attacks you, through infirmities, negative thoughts, or temptations to commit sins, boldly refuse to accept it; rebuke the evil and order the devil to get out of your life and stop tormenting you.

We have no better example of how to resist the devil than that which is given us by the Lord in the desert, when He was tempted by the devil. The full story is in Matthew 4:1-11.

I – The devil approached Jesus and said: “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become
bread” (v. 3).


The Lord answered: “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (v. 4).

II – The devil took Jesus to the Holy City, placed Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said: “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you’, and, ‘In [their] hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone’” (v. 6).

The Lord answered:It is written again, You shall not tempt the LORD your God” (v. 7).

III - The devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor, and said: “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me” (v. 9).

The Lord answered: “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, `You shall worship the LORD your God,
and Him only you shall serve
’” (v. 10).

In all three temptations of the devil, the Lord simply used the Word of God. It is our only weapon. To withstand the devil and his temptations, we do not have to use anything beyond the Word of God. Of course Jesus knew how to pray and speak in tongues. He had more knowledge than any mortal
that ever walked the face of the earth. However, He used nothing but the infallible weapon. We must
do no differently.

Do not believe a thing the devil tells you. He is defeated. His career is practically over. First he was cast out of heaven; during the great tribulation he will be cast from the heavenly sphere to Earth; during the millennium he will be bound in the bottomless pit for a thousand years, and then thrown into the lake of fire.

What about us? What will our future be? Then the King will say to those on His right hand, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”
(Matthew 25:34).

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What happens to those who are born of God?
(a) They live in sin (b) They are lucky (c) They do not sin
2Q
Who preserves himself?
(a) He who is wise (b) He who is born of God (c) He who is religious
3Q
What happens to someone who is born of God and preserves himself?
(a) He speaks in tongues (b) He Prophesies (c) The evil one does not touch him
4Q
After stating: Now is the judgment of this world, what else did the Lord Jesus say?
(a) That there would be a millennium (b) That the prince of this world would be cast out (c) That we should say the Lord’s Prayer
5Q
Who presented himself before the Lord, together with the sons of God?
(a) Satan (b) Adam and Eve (c) Moses
6Q
Where was Jesus tempted, according to the passage in Matthew 4:1-11?
(a) In the desert (b) At Caiphas’ house (c) At Gamaliel’s school
7Q
Who led Jesus into the desert to be tempted?
(a) The Pharisees (b) The Spirit of God (c) Mary
8Q
Why did the Spirit of God lead Jesus into the desert?
(a) To fast (b) To pray (c) To be tempted by the devil
9Q
What did Satan ask permission to do to Peter?
(a) To place him on the pinnacle of the temple (b) To give him a bad headache (c) To sift him like wheat
10Q
What did Jesus do for Peter when the devil asked to sift him?
(a) He prayed for him (b) He didn’t do anything (c) He wept and mourned
11Q
Why did the Lord Jesus pray for Peter?
(a) Because He loved him (b) For his faith to not fail (c) For him to lose weight
12Q
What should Peter do when he was converted?
(a) Confirm his brethren (b) Pray without his hat on (c) Stop using flashy clothes
13Q
When will Jesus’ sheep perish?
(a) After the millennium (b) Never (c) When they die
14Q
Who will snatch Jesus’ sheep out of His hands?
(a) Nobody (b) Satan (c) Anybody
15Q
What kind of temptation befalls us?
(a) Spiritual (b) Infernal (c) Human
16Q
What happens when we resist the devil?
(a) He cries (b) He flees (c) He doesn’t even care
17Q
What spoils the vines?
(a) The little foxes (b) The fertilizer (c) The weather
18Q
What weapon did Jesus use to resist the devil?
(a) Peter's sword (b) The Word of God (c) A secret weapon
19Q
Who will King Jesus welcome?
(a) The jews (b) The creatures (c) Those that are on His right
20Q
Since when has the Kingdom of God been prepared?
(a)Since the foundation of the world (b) Since the death of Jesus (c) Since the flood
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