LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JAMES 4:7 (NIV)
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
10 THINGS SATAN IS AFRAID OF IN YOUR LIFE .
1.Prayer - Satan dreads your prayer life . Why? A lot can happen when you pray fervently . his kingdom can suffer greatly when you go down on your knees and pray to the lord of the universe. Elijah prayed " raw" fire fell from haven. 2 Kings 18:38(NIV)"Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench." . Jesus offered a simple prayer of thanksgiving five loaves and two fishes turned into twelve basket remaining . (Mark 6:41) . Now here is the key -Luke 1:37(NLT)"For nothing is impossible with God." with God when you pray , all things are possible .'
2.Giving financially - breaks his hold over your finances especially when it is done with joy and love .2 Cor 9:7 (Amp)"Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift]."
3.Fellowship with other believers - he fears this one , because he knows that is where you can get help , information that can nail that problem in your life forever. Prov 11:9b (Amp)"But through knowledge and discernment the righteous will be rescued." says it better .And the church is where we gain more knowledge about who we really are in Christ.
4.Your testimony - Is somebody's prophecy . And when they key into it by believing it too , it can also happen for them . so your testimony brings more trouble for him and his demons . Psalm 66:16 "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul."
5.Faith - He dreads your faith . why ? Jesus Himself said nothing shall be impossible unto you , if you have faith .Matt 17:20 (NIV)"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
6.Praise -he knows when you praise God , God comes to the scene and when He does the impossible becomes possible .Psalm 67:5-7 (Amp)"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. The earth has yielded its harvest [as evidence of His approval];God, our God, blesses us. God blesses us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder]."
7.Worship - This one I know , God loves worship and Satan can't stand God's presence , if you are a true worshipper . John 4:23(Amp)"But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers."
8. your confidence in God - Is like God telling him to get lost .1 peter 4:11a(Amp)"Whoever speaks [to the congregation], is to do so as one who speaks the oracles (utterances, the very words) of God. "
9.joy - he is afraid of your joy . Why? that is where you find God . Psalm 16:11(Amp)"You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore."
10.when you study and meditate on the word - he knows once you know the truth , you are free from all his attacks and harassment .Joshua 1:8(Amp)"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be [a]successful. "
prayer : Father disgrace the works of Satan in my life in the name of Jesus , Amen.