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THURSDAY, 15th March
REFUSE HIS GIMMICKS
2 Corinthians 2 vs
>11.■” Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”~《KJV》
Unforgiveness is not the only device of the devil to build accusation against the Christian. He has other gimmicks he uses often. A gimmick refers to a trick or device used to attain some end. It also means a clever ploy or strategy. But note that no matter how the devil acts, he is never described as wise, but cunning or crafty such that all his gimmicks lead to dangerous intentions. This is why we are admonished to give no place or opportunity to the devil (Ephesians 4:27). The devil has been a deceiver since he fell. And what he does is to deceive minds. His still maintains his old tricks in a subtle way.
He plays mind games by bringing negativity, confusion, doubt and unbelief. For instance, you may be praying for a loved one who is not saved that “In the Name of Jesus I bind the devil and spirit holding and blindfolding my brother now.” And you hear a voice like “Do you think he can be saved by this prayer” ? Cherished one, don’t heed to his voice, continue to shut that thought off from your mind because it’s the devils voice. Talk back to that voice by faith: “I am not buying into your lies, devil. My Father says He answers the heartfelt prayer of the righteous.” This should be constant because the devil is the great accuser. He always finds ways to make you doubt or disbelief God and even your own prayer.
*Be constant and persistent and he will always flee with all his gimmicks (James 4:7). You must also guard your heart and thoughts against his gimmicks. One great man has rightly said “If the devil can hold you in the thought arena, he will whip you. If you hold him in the arena of faith, he is the victim.*” Fight the good fight of faith. You have the right to use the Name of Jesus Christ for your benefit. Refuse to kowtow to his mind games and gimmicks. Combat them with the power of God’s word. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
I have the mind of Christ. The word of God rules and dominates my thoughts. I refuse to succumb to the gimmicks of the devil. I am not ignorant of them. By the power in Jesus Name I resist any ungodly thought and gimmicks. I am more than a conqueror. I wave my victory banner. Hallelujah!
◇ Enjoy An Victorious Thursday ◇
Personal Prayer Alert
_Pray and resist, rule and dominate any ungodly and accusing thoughts of the devil that contradicts God’s unfailing word._