To resist our habit we strive to humble ourselves and submit to God. Crosswalk.com noted:
“Submitting to God means elevating his Word above our own desires, yielding ourselves to God’s revealed will in the Scriptures, and desperately calling to him in prayer to ask for “grace to help in time of need”
They also said that the devil can’t overpower a person who is “submitting to and actively pursuing Jesus.”
They also make a great point regarding the armor of God passage:
“It is his strength (Ephesians 6:10) and his armor (Ephesians 6:11) that guards us against the devil’s fiery darts (Ephesians 6:16).”
We pray for his strength, we put on His armor, and we fight back with His Word.
“Using the Scriptures to expose Satan’s lies and temptations is the most effective way to strive against and defeat them. They continue: It is important to read the whole verse: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Resisting the devil must be accompanied by submitting to God. A disobedient or unsubmissive believer will not see victory.”
Repent of our sinful desires. Consider praying:
“Father, help me to run from sinful pleasures. Teach me how to make You my pleasure.”
Second, put on the breastplate of righteousness. Consider praying:
“Father, show me how important it is to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6). Help me to increase my fight against sin.”
Third, elevate His Word. Know it and quote it often.
Fourth, it is wise to yield ourselves to God’s will.
Fifth, seek ye the Lord. I will repeat a sentence from above. The devil can’t overpower a person who is “submitting to and actively pursuing God.”
This topic was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by timcia.
Yesterday, I was told of a person who allowed sin to overwhelm them to the point of darkness, depression, and worse. Someone close to me was traumatized by their involvement in the situation, so I told them that sin always causes something to start to die, or partially die.
John 8:12 ESV Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Consider praying: “Father, help me flee from sin, show me how to follow You.”
Romans 8:5-8 ESV For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
James 4:7 ESV Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
We submit to God when we commit to a war against sin. There are 3 parts to the above verse. #1 submit to God, #2 resist intoxication (with scripture if overwhelmed), and #3… then, satan will flee from you.
The more intentional we are about the above process, the more foolproof it starts to be.
Second, know the results of the wages of sin (which the Bible says “Is death.” Do a partial memorization of Romans 5:5-8.
Third, if darkness is squeezing you, pound it out with daily Bible reading. Pound it out by reading the above 3 verses 3 times each. Pound it out by doing a Google search “Verses Light.” Jesus is the Light of the world. Repent, then pound some of the verses about His light into you.