The devil has lost his power! He lives by bluff, dependant on your believing. What you believe rules you. He is involved in deceiving and accusing. Once you believe a lie, he has a foothold, he rides in on the lie. HE IS POWERLESS in truth. Jesus says, “All power is given unto me,” Matthew 28:18.
At Calvary, the power of the devil was destroyed, Hebrews 2:14. But you and I often give back to the devil what Jesus took from him! The devil tricks us into doing this by the artificial, by imitation, by bluff, by deception, by lies. But then, while he may fill his shop window with these goods, he needs me as a customer. If I don’t go into his shop, he continues in his bankruptcy, powerless.
But he sets the window, he makes a show. Then I go in and give him back what Jesus took from him. According to Hebrews 2:14 Calvary means our Lord Jesus became one of us and through death, destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Fear is the imitation of faith. Fear is the substitute of faith. Just as faith goes into the Word, which is truth and becomes creative, fear goes into a lie and becomes creative – IF I RECEIVE IT! Fear is believing the devil’s lie. Faith is believing God’s truth. When I am in confusion I need to take stock of my life before the Lord, for God is not the author of confusion. I need to ask myself, “What does God say in these circumstances?” His word brings peace and direction as I put my faith into His proceeding word for my life. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God,” Matthew 4:4.
THE DEVIL IN TRUTH IS POWERLESS! He cannot abide in the light, he flees from it.