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DAY 27 THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 2018

REFUSE TO GIVE SATAN ANY PLACE!

I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me (John 14:30).

As a Christian, you should never give Satan any place in your life. One of the major ways Satan operates or gets firm hold on people is to bring evil thoughts into their hearts. By so doing, people are oppressed, depressed, and full of bitterness and sorrow. No wonder Jesus Christ says in Matthew 15:19, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” Evil thoughts defile the heart; put one into bondage of fear and torment. A Christian should never for any reason give Satan a place in his life no matter what.

Satan can come in any form bringing evil thoughts and words that will lead one into frustration, depression and sadness. That is why Apostle Paul says to the Christians in Ephesus, “Nor give place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:27). In fact, Apostle Peter was a victim. He gave a place to Satan and he brought evil thoughts into his heart against Jesus Christ. Thank God that Jesus Christ knew and He rebuked Satan in the life of Peter thus, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of things of God, but the things of men” (Matthew 16:23). Satan has the ability to get hold of people’s lives through evil thoughts and ideas.

Furthermore as Christians, we must refuse to give Satan any place in our hearts just like Jesus Christ did. We must guard our hearts by meditating on the word of God. This is the reason why the Bible tells us in James 4:7, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” We should learn to resist Satan by not giving him any place in our hearts. When a Christian definitely and whole-heartedly submits to God; Satan can never come into his heart with evil thoughts and ideas. Therefore, you should never give Satan any foothold in your life forever.

Daily Tip: Total submission to God is the antidote to resisting Satan and his tricks. Shalom!

Golden Text: Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father! My Father! I refuse to give Satan any place in my heart forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I sincerely and whole-heartedly submit to You all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalms 20.                RBT: HOSEA 8-10.

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