Overcoming The Wiles Of The Devil

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Thursday, 7th February, 2019

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. – 1 John 2:1-7

You may know some Christians that burn enormous energy fighting “their enemies”. You may even be among those that accept that any time things are not working the way they desire, then, there is “an enemy” working against them somewhere. Yes, the bible says we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers… (Eph. 6:12). But the greatest enemy that you must fight and win is the enemy within you. By His death and resurrection, Jesus defeated the devil, recovered the authority he took away from man and handed that authority back to man. In Matthew 28:18-19, Jesus said to his followers, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” in Luke 10:19, He said to them,“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

The weapon with which the devil fights you is not his “power” but his “wiles” (Ephesians 6:11). The wiles of the devil refer to his tricks, enticements, baits, lies, manipulations and his deceptions. The remedy that will shield you from being lured away by the wiles of the devil is given in 1 John 2:15-16: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world.”

PRAYER : Cast your cares upon Jesus who cares for you.

Pray that you escape the corruption that is in this world and help others to do so.

Uproot everything in you that is not planted by God.

CONFESSION : The victory of Jesus over the devil is my victory. I am Christ’s instrument for destroying the works of the devil

Pastor David Ogbueli
David Ogbueli is an international speaker, Author, a management and government consultant. He is the senior pastor of Dominion City church worldwide and the president of the Dominion Leadership Institute.

He is the host of the TV and Radio Program ‘Expand your world’ that runs on many TV and Radio stations throughout the nation. His teaching and healing ministry has brought tremendous blessing to the lives of many people all around the world.

He has authored many books which include: Discovering Your Ministry, Discovering the Power of The Blood covenant, and Secrets of The Greatest Men That Ever Lived, Dealing with Rejection, The Location of Hell and The Essence of Life.

As a well-known conference speaker, he has traveled extensively, passionately taking the message of personal and national transformation to the people and leaders of nations around the world.

He is on the board of various organizations which include the Golden Heart Foundation, the principal convener of the National Youth Summit – A youth development initiative that has impacted over 100,000 youths in the nation. He is married to Sarah Ogbueli and they are blessed with four children.

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