Life in this world is filled with so many lost souls looking for all the answers. Yes, the world is full of evil, corruption, and lies. God gave us the choice to have free will and with that choice, we must be very careful to not go down the road of destruction.
In great desperation to eliminate any pain in our life, we might be choosing to use drugs, alcohol, or seek answers from the dark side to not feel that pain anymore. Whatever chain it is that is wrapped tightly around our necks and wrists God can break that bondage and set us free. Do not believe the lies that Satan tells you. He is out to steal, kill and destroy every part of you and anyone in that path that is with you.
In great desperation, some people think if they run to a psychic they will have all the answers as to their future, money, and fame. This opens up the floodgates of hell and the path to ultimate destruction. You are inviting demons and satan to rule in your life and destroy anything that is of any importance to you. Perhaps you. too, have seen the power of Satan working. But you don’t have to be afraid. The power of God is greater!
Satan is a wicked angel who was cast out of heaven because he wanted to exalt himself above God. Isaiah 14:14-15 says, “You said you would climb to the tops of the clouds and be like the Almighty. But instead, you have been brought down to the deepest part of the world of the dead.”
The bad angels who followed him met a like fate: “God did not spare the angels who sinned, but threw them into hell” (2 Peter 2:4). Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). Satan (sometimes called Lucifer or the devil) tries to turn men and women away from serving the living God. First Peter 5:8 warns us, “Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”
Evil spirits work with Satan to hurt and destroy people. Matthew 8:28-34 tells of two men who were driven insane because they were possessed by evil spirits or demons. But the power of God has always been greater than the power of the devil. Jesus showed that power by casting the demons out of the men.
“When evening came. People brought to Jesus many who had demons in them. Jesus drove out the evil spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. He did this to make come true what the prophet Isaiah had said, ‘He himself took our sickness and carried away our diseases'” (Matthew 8:16-17).
When Christ comes to set up His kingdom on earth, Satan will be cast into hell.
“Then the Devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had already been thrown; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:10).
When you are faced with temptations from Satan or are in danger because of evil spirits, you can stand against him. James 4:7 says, “Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.”
One way to resist the devil is to say it out loud. You could say something like this:“I resist the devil. He has no power over me because I am a child of God. I am covered and protected by the blood of Jesus that has overcome Satan and all his evil angels.”
“Our brothers won the victory over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the truth which they proclaimed” (Revelation 12:11).
Do not give up! Whatever it is that you are facing right now, God is bigger and stronger than the problem itself and that means Satan! God will always win! Break free from the bondage and allow God to be in complete control. You will find yourself free from worry and he will fill every void in your life. Walk with him and accept him into your life knowing fully well his plans are better than ours and his timing is perfect.
Written by Tamera Boynton