The funny thing about people is that they tend to complicate matters when it comes to the devil. They oftentimes believe that when it comes to dealing with the devil, you have to follow a set of complex steps, when all it really takes is to stand in your authority as a child of God and resist the devil.
Just like James 4:7 says, when you resist the devil, he will flee. To resist implies that he will try again and again until he sees that you won’t give in. So, don’t stop your resistance because the devil would not leave you alone after a few tries.
Anytime the devil comes with a thought, you must resist him with words. It is the people who keep quiet that end up losing to the devil. You must remember that great power lies in your mouth, and when the devil assaults you with a negative thought, you repel him with positive and scripture-filled words.
Secondly, the best way to keep the devil away from your thoughts as seen in Jam 4:7 above is to draw closer to God. The closer you are to God, the farther you are from the devil. It really is that simple.
Lastly, if you have anything in your life that gives the devil a legal foothold to keep bothering you, you must renounce and repent of them at once. These could be secret sins and unbroken, occult covenants especially as a result of you consulting some spiritual sources with practices that do not have any precedence in the Bible.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to walk in the Spirit so that I will not fulfil the lust of the flesh in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28; Romans 12:1-21; Psalm 22:19-31; Proverbs 20:8-10