Monday, November 8, 2010

I Will Survive!

Go on now go! Walk out the door.
Just turn around now 'cause you're not welcome anymore.

I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor, 1979

Sin. Sometimes it seems it's hard to resist doing the wrong thing. We try to do right, yet we blow it! Don't think that it's by accident either. The Bible is clear. The Devil is there to attack us and tell us lies. As a matter of fact, his name "Diabolos" means slanderer, and the root word also makes the word diabolical.

The Devil takes evil and makes it look good to us. Look at his first victims, Adam & Eve. He confused them as to what exactly God had told them (not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil.) He convinced them that God was holding out on them, and next thing you know Adam & Eve ate the fruit and created the divide of sin between them and God.

And we continue to do the same thing today. But the Bible is clear on how we can make the accuser, the slanderer, the diabolical liar leave us alone. Submit to God, and resist the devil. If we resist him, the devil will flee us.

So next time the devil is accusing you, simply sing out loud, "Go on now go! Walk out the door. Just turn around now 'cause you're not welcome anymore!" The devil's lies can make us feel like dying, but with God on our side, we can sing "I will survive!" With God, we can not only survive, but thrive.

Musical Musings:
1. 1 Peter 5:8 says, "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." Does knowing this confirm to you the fact that sin is no accident?
2. James 4:7 says, "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." Do you believe this, and if so what is keeping you from telling the devil to Go!
3. Ephesians 6:11 says, "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." Stand firm against the devil today and tell him to "walk out that door!"

Karaoke: Dear Lord, thank you for giving me ammunition to use against the devil. Forgive me, Lord, when instead of standing against the devil I give in to his lies and temptations. Help me to be strong in your word, so that I can resist the devil and submit to you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Rock on: Read Ephesians 6:10-20 to learn how to put on the full armor of God and win the battles against the devil.

Chatty Kelly


Penny said...

I LOVE how you put this to "I will survive." LOVE it!!

Andrea said...

AMEN....Keeping my armor on and surviving with you!

Sue J. said...

Revelation paints a really clear picture of Satan. So glad we have encouragement, like those verses in Ephesians on the armor of God, to help us steer clear of temptations!