Due, to the many negative developing issues in our world today, it’s safe to say that we are all feeling more vulnerable. However, as Dr. David Jeremiah explains below, feeling safe, because we can know that we are safe, is still just as possible and rational as ever.
Dr. David Jeremiah - Turning Point - Monday, March 28, 2022 - Resistance
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Many zoos have indoor viewing areas that look out on to a wild animal habitat. Nothing separates children from, say, a roaring lion but a wall of thick glass. A child that might be devoured by a lion in the wild is safe while standing just inches from the animal. An “invisible” shield of protection is the difference between life and death.
Recommended Reading: Matthew 16: 23
The Bible says that the devil is like a roaring lion walking about, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). And yet the Bible says we are protected from “the wiles of the devil” by the “whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11). The invisible spiritual armor of God is our protection (Ephesians 6:10-18). We employ that armor by resisting the devil, causing him to flee from us. Jesus is the model for how to resist the devil. He resisted the devil in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-10) and “the devil left Him” (verse 11). Jesus also resisted the devil when he tried to use Peter to argue with Him (Matthew 16:23).
We invoke the armor of God when we submit to God and resist the devil. He is obligated to flee from us when we do.
The devil shall never lift his head … higher than the saint’s heel. William Gurnall