Rhapsody of Realities September 5 2023 written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome And Today’s Message is
Keep Satan In Check
Our opening scripture comes from the book of James 4:7 AMPC and it says: So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
Our opening scripture implies that you have a responsibility to keep Satan in check, to restrain him from carrying out his maneuvers, manipulations, and destructive acts of wickedness. The Bible describes him as a liar. The father of lies and the originator of deception.
Jesus said in John Chapter 8, verse 44, he was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own. For he is a liar and the father of it. That’s his role. He’s a killer.
Satan doesn’t seek friendship, but rather aims to kill. Deception and destruction are among the many works attributed to him. He is referred to as the Evil One and the wicked one, meaning that all his works are evil. These descriptions clearly demonstrate that we can’t give him a chance.
Thank God we have the ability to take action against them. And Mark Chapter 16, verse 17, the Lord Jesus said. And these signs shall follow them. That belief in my name shall they cast out devils, so we must cast them out of our nations, cities, streets, homes and our environments otherwise. He will keep doing. Things that are inherent to his nature. Evil wickedness, killings and deceptions.
God didn’t say resist the devil and he might flee. No. When you resist the Devil, James by the spirit tells us the results. You’ll run away from you in terror. When you see the works of Satan in your city, in your country, in your family, or anywhere. Do what the word says. Resist them by affirming the word of God, and on certain occasions cast them out.
In the name of the Lord Jesus. I resist the devil’s influence in my life. In my family, city and nation. Through the word and by the spirit. I discern and identify. The works of the devil. And stop him in his tracks from manipulating. And misleading the nations, the leaders and the people. Amen
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand
1- YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Corinthians 3:7- 4:1-8 & Proverbs 16-17
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 21:1-9 & 1 Samuel 24
About Rhapsody of Realities
Rhapsody of Realities 2023 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D. D.D). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l. If you have been blessed, please share your testimony by contacting us.
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