James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Key #4. Your defeated enemy has to surrender to your victorious king. Do you remember that game in which two kids squeeze one another’s hands until one of them surrenders by shouting, “Uncle!” or “Mercy!”
Satan and demons seem to like playing their own spiritual version of this game. They will bring some sort of trouble, trial, or temptation and squeeze until you surrender to them, thereby allowing them to win. Demons want you to believe the lie that they will never stop squeezing until you surrender.
The truth is that you do not have to play their game. Rather than surrendering to unholy spirits, you can yield to the Holy Spirit. If you surrender to the Spirit and command the demonic to depart, it must leave you. As we surrender to the Spirit, the devil must surrender to Him as well. The Spirit of God in you is greater than the demonic spirits against you.
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