Today’s Key Scripture

“Do not give the devil a foothold.”

— Ephesians 4:27, NIV

I have met individuals who have allowed the Enemy to keep them in a perpetual state of worry and anxiety. They fail to comprehend that God is ready and able to fight their battles.

He said to the children of Israel, “I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you” (Leviticus 26:6-7, NIV).

One of the greatest lessons in the Old Testament is that before we can be victorious in a physical battle, we must first win the spiritual war. It was a divine lesson learned by Moses, Elijah, and Joshua.

The devil detests prayer. He will release every demon available to keep us from falling to our knees.

You may say, “I’ve told the devil to flee, but he keeps returning.” Scripture tells us to “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

However, we need to understand that resistance often involves persistence.

Go ahead and slam the door in Satan’s face—again and again!


A Prayer for Today

Father God, I believe You will prepare and strengthen me for the road ahead so that when I ask, You will answer. Help me to endure. Fuel me for the tasks You have given me to do. Help me to abide in You. Change me forever because of the time I spend in Your presence today. Fill me with Your supernatural power to overcome the enemy of my soul. I seek to keep my eyes on You, Lord. I desire for You to fill me to overflowing. Thank You for allowing me to walk with Your abiding presence. I love You with all my heart. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.