No.1 DAILY DEVOTIONAL
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME PHD
NOVEMBER 16TH, 2019
“GIVE NO FOOTHOLD TO SATAN”
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me (John 14:30).
The Bible teaches that demon spirits are real, and they can influence, torment and even possess anyone who gives them the chance. That’s the reason you must not give the devil room or opportunity in your life (Ephesians 4:27), and the way to ensure that is living in the light of God’s Word.
It doesn’t matter that you’re a church member, a pastor or senior minister; there’re no “no-go” areas for demons. They only bow to God’s Word. If the Word isn’t in you, that’s a slippery slope. God’s Word is light, and light repels darkness. The Bible admonishes that we walk in the light, as He is in the light. When you walk in the light of Christ, Satan has nothing in you. In our theme verse, Jesus said, “…the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” It’s important that you check your life—you look into the mirror of God (His Word)—to examine yourself.
Anger, malice, bitterness, etc., are all from Satan, and if you have them in you, you’re giving him a foothold in your life: “When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]” (Ephesians 4:26-27 AMPC).
Anger is a spirit; bitterness is a spirit; hatred is a spirit. These aren’t just emotions. Just as every part of God has His personality, every part of Satan has his personality. So, refuse to accommodate anything from the devil; rather, walk in the love of Christ; be gracious and kind. Yield your faculties—your entire being—to the Word, and to the Holy Spirit for the glory of God and life of righteousness to be seen and revealed in you.
I have the light of life; there’s nothing of darkness in my life! I’m full of joy, peace, love, kindness and continually filled with the Spirit, as I walk in the light of Christ! Blessed be God!
Ephesians 4:25-27 NIV
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan
Hebrews 12:14-29 & Ezekiel 13-15
2-Year Bible Reading Plan
John 12:20-29 & 1 Chronicles 16
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