(James 4:7) says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
Many Christians have problems in their walk with God due to two reasons. One is because they won’t totally submit themselves to God and the other is they won’t resist the Devil, and both are imperative for victory in Christ. If I am going to submit myself to God I am willingly and voluntarily going to give my life over to God without a fight. The intent is to give him all of me to the degree where He is the one thing I desire; where He is the one I love more than all else and above all else. King David said it like this, “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life…(Psalm 27:4). Thus, David had totally submitted himself to God because there was nothing more important to him than being in the presence of God.
However, there is something else which we must do and that is we must resist the Devil. Resisting the Devil is much like electrical current flow. Electricity will take the path of least resistance to complete its circuit: meaning that electricity would rather flow through a short thick wire than a long thin wire because it has to work harder to complete the circuit in a long thin wire; thus, it needs more electrons in order to push current through. Electricity looks for the easiest path to complete the circuit.
And that’s how the Devil is; he would rather attack someone that’s going to put up little resistance than to attack someone who he knows will fight. He would rather attack someone that won’t pray, that won’t study the word of God, that won’t fast, that won’t attack him with the word of God than to go after someone that will. Thus, he comes after us all, but if he has a preference; if he is looking for an easy target it will be the one who won’t fight spiritually that he targets because he knows that if he comes after one of God’s true resistor’s, he will have to bring breakfast, lunch and dinner because it’s going to be a long night. Thus, let us submit ourselves to God and resist the Devil at every opportunity.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason