Make the Devil Miserable

Dear Friend,

I trust the Lord is keeping you safe and well. He is an awesome God worthy to be praised.

Right now, I think the devil is pretty mad and having a bit of a temper tantrum. The current events kind of remind me of when Satan ignited the people against Paul and Silas in Acts 16:22-26:

And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Isn’t that amazing?! I get excited when I read things like this because I know we can have it too! That’s why we have the Holy Spirit to teach us and guide us. Now notice, Paul and Silas were praying and singing and worshiping God, not murmuring and complaining.

Being in quarantine might feel like a prison to some but with a lot more comforts. How we handle this situation is strictly our choice. We can’t blame it on anyone. Instead, we should get mad at the devil and make him miserable. We can start praying and worshiping God—the devil hates that, and he doesn’t understand how we can say God is greater in times like these.

Glory to God! Let’s turn up the heat and pray much in tongues. That always upsets Satan because he knows it builds us up on our most holy faith, and that defeats him.

Our Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are and will always be faithful. We can’t give up or give the devil any ground. We have a Champion—His Name is Jesus!!

The Apostle Paul says in First Thessalonians 5:21-24:

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

There is a lot more I could add about how to defeat the devil. For one, forgiving people is so important. We can’t hold on to past hurts, giving the devil an open door into our life. It’s time to move on and let go of things that hurt us and cause others to stumble.

Let’s remind ourselves everyday how much Jesus loves us, how He will never leave us, and that we can trust Him just like Hebrews 13:5,6 says:

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

In His love,

Donner Roberson