Resist Don’t Receive

Romans 8:31 says, “If God is for us, who is against us?” The immediate answer is a resounding no one, but the reality answer is, there are people, spirits, systems working against us. So, in all truth, we cannot say, no one. Therefore, we have to go a little deeper into the question. “If God is for us, who is against us?” Since God is for us, no one has the power to come against us, unless we allow it.

What I have learned over the years is there will always be powers, people, principalities, that are against me, against us, but the Lord said, He is for us, so who has the audacity to come against us? Well, the enemy is a tresspasser, so he is against us, but James tells us “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” The Lord has decreed He is for us, so no one can be against us, but James says, if the enemy comes against you, here is what you do. One submit yourself to God. Many people when they get attacked rise up to fight and God says, humble yourself before Me. Submit yourself to Me, I, the Lord will fight for you, will show you what to do. Two, resist the devil. Don’t receive the enemies words, reports, ideas, thoughts, plans, resist him. We must learn the power of resisting, rather than always just receiving as though we are powerless.

If God is for us, who is against us? No one can be against us if we submit ourselves to God when someone comes against us and we resist the devil, not receive him and his words. My friends, these tools need to be in your arsenal for victory is yours in Jesus, but you must submit and resist to see tha victory.

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