He would not permit the demons
to speak, because they knew him.
– Mark 1:34 (ESV)
How profound is that statement He would not permit the demons to speak. Why wouldn’t Jesus do so “because they knew him.”
As we are disciples of Jesus it follows that Satan and his demons also know who we are, how we think, where our weakness’s lay.
And because Satan is the father of lies, and is our enemy who wants to take us out at any cost, we need do as Jesus did and not permit him to speak his lies over us and our family
We need to say “No!” whenever he tries to tell us lies such as:
You will never control your eating.
You will never accomplish anything.
Your kids will never amount to anything.
Your marriage is doomed to fail.
Your business will fail.
You will never change.
God does not love you as much as her.
Just give up!
We need to keep a watch for the lies of the enemy and Just say no to them. Remember what the Bible tells us…
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
– James 4:7 (ESV)
Christianity is not a spectator sport. Be watchful, resist the enemy, and follow God’s leading and you will be amazed at where he leads you to.