Get Out of My Garden!
Satan is an outlaw. God has given us laws to keep him in line, but he wont abide by them unless we enforce those laws. Thats not really surprising. Things work the same way in the natural realm. In the United States, for example, we have laws against selling drugs. We have laws against murder. We have laws against stealing. But if those laws arent enforced, what happens? Thieves and murderers continue to operate. The law has to be enforced. Once you understand that, youll see why Satan works so hard to get you to talk about your problems instead of Gods promises. He knows your authority to enforce Gods law is in your words. If he can get your words going in the wrong direction, he can get authority over your lifeeven though it doesnt belong to him. Satan doesnt care what belongs to him. Hes a thief. Hes a killer. He takes what he can get. So you have to use the Word of God on him when he tries to come into your garden and spoil it. Thats what Adam should have done when Satan showed up in his garden. The first time that creature opened his mouth to question the Word of God, Adam should have said, Get out of my garden, you serpent! And thats what you and I should do too. The first time the devil starts trying to bring doubt and unbelief to usDo you really think God is going to heal you? Do you really think God is going to send you the money to pay that bill?we should just tell him to take his lies and get out of our lives! How do you do that? Just say, You Doubt, you Unbelief, you Fearin the Name of Jesus, leave my presence. Yes, I really do believe the Word of God! Quote that Word and dont stop. Refuse to listen to words that steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Just keep on speaking and studying what the Word of God says about your situation until its that Word youre hearing in your heart all day, instead of those lies of the devil. When youre walking in the authority God has given you, and speaking the Word of God, then youll have no trouble telling the devil, Get out of my garden! And hell surely flee. 2 Kings 10-12; Philippians 3-4 I am sober and vigilant. I resist the devil steadfastly in faith. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Scripture Study: Acts 28:1-6