Therefore, the eternal god instructs us in his revealed word, therefore submit to god. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you doubleminded. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. The flip side of submitting to god is resisting the devil. New international version submit yourselves, then, to god. He who, in the terrible name of jesus, opposes even the devil himself, is sure to have a speedy and glorious conquest. Until christ returns to consummate the kingdom, the devil has the power to lure gods people away from submission to jesus rule. What does it mean to resist the devil, and why will. Only if we follow god and resist satan can we find real happiness. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for god resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
But when you make the decision to submit yourself to god and resist the devil, he will have no choice but to flee your holy spirit controlled life. But, as a correlative to this, the apostle shows where pride may become a stimulant for good, viz. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you doubleminded. When we submit to god, then we can resist the devil in the place of prayer, actions and our faith. That it is easier to obey the devil than to obey god. Submit yourselves to god, for he is ready to do you good. Library commentaries concordances dictionaries encyclopedias bible stories apocrypha books lexicons. Nov 26, 2000 submit to god is the first of ten commands. God wants us to resist the devil when we are tempted. It is as you join in communion with god that he gives you strength to resist satans attacks. Were still trying to give orders, and interfering with gods work within us.
Job was right with god and the devil viciously attacked him. American king james version akjv submit yourselves therefore to god. Resist the devil and he will flee 26 take heed lest you fall 28. Resisting the devil sermon by tom shepard, romans 6. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible bible study and devotional books listed below. Submit to god continue to bow to all his decisions, and to all his dispensations. Sep 19, 2012 ephesians 4 v 25 27 is highly instructive for christian relationships. As he inspired the apostle james to write, but he gives more grace. The word resist means to set against, to oppose, to stand against. This sermon looks at seven facts about a believer in christ.
Ephesians 6 tells us to take up the shield of faith, and having put on the whole armor of god we will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Submit unto god, resist the devil and he will flee from you. These are two key points to remember in our battle with satan. Submit to god, resist the devil calvary curriculum. This sermon series was inspired by jerry bridges book, the pursuit of holiness. D edmond hiebert james highly recommended commentary any commentary written by hiebert is excellent. Of course, if men submit to god, they must resist satan in order to do so initially, and. As gods children, who are saved by grace through faith in christ, we can walk in spirit and. You cannot resist the devil until you have first submitted to god.
If you understand what it means to submit to god and to resist the devil, then you will be without fear and able to stand firm against satan and be victorious in spiritual warfare. The best way to resist the devil is to actively resist him by submitting to god. Next, we should resist the devil, instead of continuing to cooperate with him. Submitting to god and resisting the devil go hand in hand. If we yield to temptations, the devil will continually follow us. Draw near to god and he will draw near to you james 4.
The devil can attack our finances we must submit to god by giving, paying our tithes, offering, sowing seeds, helping the needy and widows, etc. King james version 1611 view 1611 bible scan submit therefore to god. New american standard version submit therefore to god. New american standard version 1995 be subject therefore unto god.
The devil, says the strange old book called the shepherd of hermas, can tight, but he cannot conquer. Someone had used a knife to cut a hole in the middle of the book. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real. Do ye think that the scripture says in vain, the spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy. Gods word assures us, resist the devil and he will flee from you james 4. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for god resists the proud, but gives grace to. Devil you mean a power opposite to god and, like god, selfexistent from all eternity, the answer is certain no.
Sep 06, 2012 on the audio of this wings radio program, i will be talking about how to obey what we are commanded in james 4. James 4 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Now, this does not mean that the devil only fights people who are not submitted to god already. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Jan 02, 2020 why will resistance cause the devil to flee. May 17, 2018 god is our best protection from the ravages of our evil enemy gods truth, his righteousness, his gospel, his promises, his salvation, his word, and our prayerful orientation to him. Resist the devil he cannot conquer you if you continue to resist.
A soul high in communion with god may be tempted, but will not easily be conquered. Jun 02, 2017 7 ways to make the devil flee 7 ways spiritual warfare armor of god resist the devil duration. Therefore, we must stand daily against the enemy and eagerly embrace gods rule over our lives. Strong as he is, god never permits him to conquer the man who continues to resist him.
Because he knows he cannot have victory over us if we are prepared to do battle against him. James 4 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The following is an excerpt from the macarthur new testament commentary on 1 peter 5. As one commentator puts it, submission to god is itself an act of resistance to the. Clarke commentary barnes notes coffman commentaries gills. And here in 1 peter 5 we are told to resist the devil steadfastly in our faith. What the bible says about resisting the devil from forerunner commentary. If we are waiting for a feeling to come along before we submit to god, we will be waiting a long time.
Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of god. In very practical ways, how do we resist the devil. How should we respond if we realize weve been living according to worldly wisdom, driven by envy and selfish ambition to get what we want. God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit therefore to god resist the devil and he will flee from you. Beginning with verse seven, james reels off 10 commands in machine gun. We must set the positive virtues against those vices, and therefore whereas we obeyed the suggestions of the devil, we must submit our minds to god and resist the devil with a certain and assured hope of victory. When the bible instructs us how to send devils scurrying away in fear, it says, submit yourselves therefore to god.
The hardest advice of all, to a man reliant on himself, is submission to any, more especially to the unknown. This is because the sinful nature in man finds it difficult to live in line with the will of god. New american standard bible submit therefore to god. God gives us all the grace we need to overcome sin and the devil.
James promised that when we resist satan, he will leave. God is our best protection from the ravages of our evil enemy gods truth, his righteousness, his gospel, his promises, his salvation, his word, and our prayerful orientation to him. The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they havent yet come to the end of themselves. Submit to god and resist the devil kenneth copeland youtube. Submit to god and resist the devil daughters of destiny. King james version submit yourselves therefore to god. As mentioned before, the bible assures us that we need only put on the full armor of god to be fully protected from evil and to actively resist it. Resisting satan 2 lessons by rob harbison the spiritual battle for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the. Ephesians 4 v 25 27 is highly instructive for christian relationships. God resists the proud but gave grace to the humble. Every time you think a bad thought or read a bad book there is the devil. Have you ever known a young person who was brought up in church, attended a christian school, lived a separated, dedicated life, whose parents had family devotions every night, and yet when he was older.
A humble person always arranges himself under god s authority. On the audio of this wings radio program, i will be talking about how to obey what we are commanded in james 4. But when you learn about satan through the eyes of gods word, the bible clearly indicates that he and his demons cannot kill you or force you to do anything unless you yourself go along and make it possible. In the past year we have seen satan make a decisive move in america. He often looks like an angel, a christian, or a minister when he works in this world. God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
The first step is to submit to god and to resist the devil 4. Peter commands christians to have a mind that is resolute and to resist satan by being firm in thei. How to submit to god and resist the devil audio only youtube. Submit to god and resist the devil rodney howardbrowne. Geneva study bible 5 submit yourselves therefore to god. Thats nothing compared to the treasure youll find when opening the covers of the bible. A humble person always arranges himself under gods authority. No being could attain a perfect badness opposite to the perfect goodness of god the proper question is whether i believe in devils. Submit to god continue to bow to all his decisions, and. American standard version asv be subject therefore unto god.963 1285 1365 1181 1267 1265 686 492 906 748 858 363 1273 1491 436 726 1509 707 738 1421 7 723 114 1380 484 733 1190 1368 1134 540