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Word of the day: Resist

Sunshine’s Word of the Day

Good Morning!  Happy Monday to you all.  I pray that everyone had a blessed weekend.

Today’s Word: Resist

James 4:7 (New King James Version)

   
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

 Resist:

  1. fight against somebody or something: to oppose and stand firm against somebody or something
  2. refuse to give in to something: to refuse to accept or comply with something
  3. be unharmed by something: to remain unaltered by the damaging effect of something
  4. say no to something tempting: to refrain from something in spite of being tempted
Source: http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/search?q=resist&FORM=DTPDIA

It is time to stop running from our problems, addictions, bad habits, and the devil.  The word of God calls us to “resist the devil and he will flee from you”.   It doesn’t say run from the devil.  When you run from the things tempting you in life you are only temporarily getting away.  What will you do the next time that bad habit, tempting male or female or that drink that you keep looking at, corners you and you are not able to run? 

We have to learn to RESIST THE DEVIL and make him flee.  Stop running like you are scared of him.  The devil, your addiction, your bad habit, bad influences, tempting habits, etc. don’t have power over you unless you give them power.  Fight against the temptation to curse, drink, steal or fornicate.  Refuse to give in to stealing, killing, gluttony, and lying.  When the things that tempt you show up, remain unaltered by its effects, because you know that you are a child of God.  Refrain from taking that sip, that puff, indulging in that inappropriate behavior, even though you are tempted and watch the devil flee.

If you stand up to the devil, he will look at you and say “Oh no, this is a child of God, I can’t get them so let’s get out of here.”  NEWS FLASH: THE DEVIL DOES NOT HAVE ANY NEW TRICKS.  JUST THE OLD ONES THAT WE KEEP FALLING FOR.  You have been running all of your life and find yourself back in the same mess around the same time each year.  Why?  Because you’re running.  Stop running and learn to resist.

You’re deliverance from pornography, homosexuality, drugs, alcohol, lying, stealing, gossiping, fornication, cheating, abuse, and so much more is resting on your ability to trust God, submit to His ways, and resist the devil.

What do you need to resist today? 

Have a blessed day.  Remember resist the devil, he should be scared of us, not the other way around.

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Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

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