Don’t give the devil an inch or he will take a mile! “Give no place to the devil.”(Ephesians 4:27).Remember beloved we are in a spiritual fight, and you need to put your Armour on before you get out of bed and before your feet hit the floor! “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Ephesians 6: 10-18). “Be sober, be vigilant, for your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,walketh about seeking whom he may devour.” (1Peter 5 :8) .You have to fight the devil with the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God. I don’t want to hear from anybody that “It’s too hard for me to memorize.” That’s just being plain lazy! How is the Holy Spirit going to bring all things to your remembrance if you haven’t memorized it ? No Soldier in his right mind would go running of to battle with a dull weak sword. Your sword is your knowledge of the Word. A partial knowledge of a scripture, and not knowing the reference makes a weaker sword than knowing the full scripture and it’s reference. Don’t be stubborn and rebellious against memorizing.“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” ( I Samuel 15:23a). We need to brain wash ourselves with the Word! The devil is trying to brainwash you with all that he has to offer in this world that he runs. Jesus said, “Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.” (John 15:3). You are really hurting yourself if you don’t memorize the scriptures, and cutting yourself short. There will come a time when the Bible will be banned as it is now in many countries,and all you will have is what you have hidden in your heart by memorizing. Some people have fallen away because they started belittling the Bible, and started saying it’s not that important to memorize the Bible.Don’t let it happen to you! If you have a bad dream or a nightmare just start quoting scriptures and chapters. I’m telling you, the devil hates the Word and he will flee from you, if you quote the scriptures. “Submit yourselves therefore unto God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners: and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”(James 4:7-8).The best way to resist the devil is with the Word! Get you some 3×5 cards and write down your verse or verses that you are working on for the day, and hang it about your neck and read it every hour. What a great way to witness. You can say to people “would you like to hear my verse that I am working on today? YEAH !
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.