If the Devil can scare you out before you even begin, you’ll never accomplish what God wants you to do.
So the Devil pulls out all of his big guns and everything in his bag of dirty tricks to try to keep you from starting to serve God, because he figures that if he can keep you from starting, you’ll never serve God.It’s your witness the Devil fears. He knows he’s going to lose others from his clutches because of you and your influence and testimony.
Every person you win to Jesus is a threat to hundreds of others that the Devil has claimed as his, so he’s out to stop each one as best he can.In the testing time before the beginning of His ministry, Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert where He fasted for 40 days and afterward was tempted by the Devil. Imagine, the Devil was allowed to test even Jesus! But Jesus never yielded under the attack. Instead, He resisted the Devil with the Word of God.
When the Devil saw that Jesus wasn’t going to give up, that He claimed the Scriptures, then the Devil quit.So for God’s sake, the sake of others, and your own sake, don’t let the Devil bluff you out of what God wants you to do. “Resist the Devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Romans 12:1 ESV – I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV -Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.