Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:

Neither give place to the devil.

—Ephesians 4:27, KJV

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 give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword” (Leviticus 26:6-7, KJV).

One of the great lessons in the Old Testament is that before you can be victorious in a physical battle, you must 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 you from falling to your knees.

You may say, “I’ve told the devil to flee, yet 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 that 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 of my heart. Amen!