When the devil attacked Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus kept
quoting the Word, saying “It is written…”

The devil attacks us too, so we have to respond like Jesus did and
quote the Word. The problem is that sometimes, we don’t know
the Word like we should. Good news! It’s not hard to get the
Word in you! It does take some effort, but it will never be a waste
of time.

I have learned that you can’t just rely on someone’s knowledge
and revelation of the Word; you need to read it and find out for
yourself.

There is a story in Acts 19 about 7 sons of Sceva, who tried to cast
a demon out of someone. The demon responded by saying, “Jesus
I know, Paul I know, but who are you.” Then the demon beat them
up and stripped them naked.

Satan does not have power over believers IF they know who they
are and who is living inside of them.

It says in Luke 10:19 (NKJV), “Behold, I give you the authority to
trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

But, if you don’t know what the Bible says about you, then you
might think that the devil has power over you.
The Word will set us free, so let’s make it a priority this year!

-Pastor