Put Hell on the Run 29 March Withstand him [the devil]; be firm in faith [against his onsetrooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined].
We live in an evil day. Actually, the days have been evil ever since Adam committed high treason in the Garden of Eden. But in this hour, that evil is intensifying because the end of the age is near. Jesus is coming soon, and the devil is doing everything he can to stop Him. He is killing, stealing and destroying as fiercely and as rapidly as he can. The world around us is getting darker in these last days. And to triumph in the midst of that darkness is no stroll in the park. Never in my life have I seen a time when it was so absolutely necessary to walk circumspectly before the Lord. Never have I seen a day when it was more crucial for us to heed the instructions God gives us in 1 Peter 5:8-9. But we can do it, if well just be vigilant and alert to the dangers. (To be vigilant means to be watchful and alert to danger. A vigil is an act or time of keeping awake.) We can do it if well obey the instructions God gives us in Romans 12:21 and be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. After all, God has given us so many good things, so much supernatural power and ability that no matter what happens in this dark world, we can emerge from it as overcomers. He has given us weapons of warfare that are not carnal, but mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). In fact, if well shake off the slothfulness of daily living and start walking in the spirit, we can blaze a path through life a mile wide. We can not only make it through this shadowy place to the light of glory, we can take millions of others with us! We can put hell itself on the run if well just wake up! Wake up to the Word, to prayer and to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. For in all those things, God has given us all the power, strength and wisdom we need to overcome!Deuteronomy 28-29; Acts 12I am firm in faith. I am rooted, established, strong, immovable and determined. I am determined to triumph over the devil. 1 Peter 5:9
Scripture Reading: Titus 2:11-15