A few months ago I was mowing the grass out behind my business and the thought came to me, “Faith is having more confidence in what God has done for me, then what Satan can do to me;” followed by a statement the Apostle Paul wrote in his epistle to the Ephesians in chapter 6 verses 13-14, “When you have done all to stand, stand therefore…” Even though it may seem foolish to everyone else for me to keep standing and resisting my problem when it appears no help is coming; I am to keep standing anyway. James 4:7 tells us to, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
When the Apostle Paul said for us to ‘stand therefore’, he was telling us to keep resisting the devil because a spiritual battle is raging between our faith in what God has done for us and what Satan is trying to do to us. The Good News is we will not lose a single battle to Satan if we will not quit on God. God did not give birth to quitters. God birthed winners, doers, victors, saints and sons.
Our role as the children of God is to stand on God’s Word and resist the devil, God’s role in the life of His children is to assure us victory over the devil. So the next time a problem comes calling and it will; whether it is physical, mental, financial or whatever it might be, you don’t have anything to worry about; it is just Satan testing our resolve.
When Satan attacks us, he attacks our faith in what God has done for us. He tempts us to agree with him that God does not really mean what He says. He used this same tactic on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and when they agreed with him, they lost their relationship with their creator and everything they held dear. They lost their home, their garden, their paradise, and from that day forward, they suffered the consequences of listening to and acting on the lies of Satan rather than holding fast to God’s Word. If Satan can get us to deny God’s Word, he can defeat us. But as long as we stand on what God’s Word instructs us to do, we cannot lose. God’s Word is truth and no lie or number of lies from Satan and his lying mouth pieces who speak into your ears words contradicting God’s Word can ever overcome that wonderful truth. Acknowledge God and what He has done for you, and walk in victory for the rest of your days. DThrash