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Don Stewart :: How Can Believers Withstand the Devil?

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Don Stewart
There are certain things the Christian can do to fight the attacks of the devil. The tells the believer to do the following:


The Bible tells us to resist the devil.

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7).

If we resist him, the Bible promises he will leave us.

2.Make No Room

We are not to leave any loophole for the devil.

and do not make room for the devil (Ephesians 4:27).

3.Use God's Word

We are to reinforce or saturate ourselves in God's word.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly diving the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

When Jesus was tempted by the devil, he answered the three recorded temptations by quoting Scripture. It is written is a powerful response to the devil.

4.Put On Armor Of God

The Bible tells u that the armor of God. can be used as weapons against the devil.

Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:11).

5.Discipline Ourselves

Self-discipline is another way in which we can withstand the devil.

Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).


The devil is an enemy that can be defeated. The Bible gives us things that we can do to keep him from winning the spiritual victories in our lives. It is our responsibility to put these into practice
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