May 19, 2017 by Will Maule

5 Ways You Can BEAT The Devil

Scripture tells us that the Devil is always on the prowl, seeking to tempt, mislead and destroy. But we know that as Christians, we have the power to resist him, and to overcome his evil ways. Sometimes, we have to get tactical about it. With this in mind, Corine Gatti at Belief Net highlights 5 ways we can beat the Devil! 

1. Pray
"Prayer gives you a covering against the devil and is the opportunity to share our wants and needs with God. Prayer in our daily lives is important as it protects us. "The Bible reminds us that our battle is not people-based, it’s spiritual. Identify your opponent, his strategies and tactics and be empowered through the Holy Spirit to thwart them," author Joel Osteen wrote."

2. Cast Down Thoughts
"So when you're attacked by depression, hate, anger, division, addictions and all of those nasty thoughts that come into the heart, that could be the devil. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms," the Bible warned. In this case, you want to combat these thoughts by casting aside things that are not true."

3. Get Rest
"If you are exhausted in every sense of the word, you won't be able to combat the devil on the spiritual plane. Get rest and build yourself up. Church, people, schedules and taking on satan head-on is depleting. The author of Hebrews mirrors this by instructing us to cease from weariness. “Let us, therefore, be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest of God, to know and experience it for ourselves.”

4. Renew Your Spirit
"When you don’t feel like you can make it another day, turn to the Scriptures to drown out depression, anxiety, doubt and anger. God promised to renew our strength like the eagle, and we will run and not faint."

5. Know You Are Loved
"The devil knows how much you are loved because he once had the love of the Father. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life,” John 3:16 said. Ask the Lord to show you His love to you, so you can enter into His rest."

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