Friday, June 26, 2015

"Stop The Conversation"

"But he answered and said, It is written..."  Matthew 4:4a

Some of you are involved in too much conversation with the devil.  When he comes to tempt you, you spend too much time talking to him about it.  Jesus didn't teach us to engage in conversation with him, but to rebuke him in His name or simply tell him what the Word of God says.... period.... end of conversation.

Often we engage in conversation with him because we are trying to "convince" him of who we are and the power we have been given by the Lord over him.  But are we really trying to convince "him" or ourselves?  When you truly know who you are in Christ, when you know that the Lord has given you power over all the powers of the enemy, when you know beyond doubt that you are the righteous in Christ, when you are convinced that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world... you don't have to keep going "back and forth" with your adversary.  You simply "put him in his place" and defeat him at the onslaught with your spiritual sword-- the Word of God.

When Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness, He didn't give him a long list of qualifications, reasons or proofs to defeat the devil in his attacks.  He gave him the Word and left it at that.  He wasn't trying to convince the devil of anything... or Himself... He knew the truth.  If we know, and are convinced of the truth, we will be set free from all the entanglements and trappings of the enemy.  This is what happened with Eve, she engaged in conversation with the serpent.  You know the end result and the rest of the story. 

The more we engage in conversation with him, the wider we open the door for him to come in and defeat us.  But Jesus defeated him already, so in Christ we have victory over him.  Proclaim that victory and nothing more.  Proclaim God's Word and let that be the end of the conversation. 

Have a great day.   Stop the conversation with the enemy before it even begins.
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