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Blair and Jodi Hill
LPCCA – 03/22/2015 (Sunday)
Making the Devil Run
"Submit to God, Resist the Devil and he will flee from you!" James 4:7 (Cadence)
Submit to God
The person who submits, recognizes he can't make it on his own.
Rule...discipline, obedience and repentance (ultimate authority)
(Galatians 2:6-7; Hebrews 12; 1 Samuel 15:-23)
When temptation arises
RUN Will...direction (your right to decide)
(Psalm 37:23; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 14:6, 16:13)
Love...Loving Him, and letting Him love us, loving others
(Romans 8, 13; 1 John 2:15-17, 4:11-21; John 13:34-35)
Resist the Devil (Da-evil)
Devil = accuser/slanderer;Satan =deceiver/tempter/adversary
Temptation (1Corinthians 10:12-13; Ephesians 6:10-13; James 1:12-15, 21-27)
Romans 13:8-10...if you truly love someone, you won't so easily fall to temptation.
Purity (2 Timothy 2:21-26; Psalm 119:9-11)
Live for God, not self...Spirit not flesh (Galatians 5:16-23)
Accountability...truth takes sin out of the darkness to be revealed in the Light.
Fear and deception cannot thrive in the Light...only in the dark. (James 5:16)
Speak the Word of God… (John 8:32; Luke 4:1-13)
He (the Devil) Will Flee From You
Freedom (John 8:32-36; 2 Corinthians 3:16-17)
Authority (2 Timothy 1:7)
We don't have to recoil /cower in fear = we have power (authority), love (agape/unconditional) and a sound mind (peace/confidence).
Contract/Will: I, Jodi Lynn Hill, being of sound mind and body… a sound mind = strong mind.
Book of Acts
Victory...defeat the devil (1 John 5:1-5; Romans 8:36-39...More than conquerors.)
1 John 4:17-19 "Perfect Love (God) casts out fear (Satan)."
2 Corinthians 12:5-10
*God’s grace is sufficient
*God’s grace is free
*God’s grace has to be received to be useful
In order for God's grace to be effective in your life, you first have to recognize your need for it, repent (change direction) and then receive it and walk in it.
Summary: If you stay submitted to God, loving Him first and foremost over anything else in your life...resisting the Devil is not so hard. And when you use all your weapons (Ephesians 6:10-18), and resist the devil, you can defeat him and make him run by pulling down his strongholds and being the person God created you to be. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)