Are You Intimidated by the Devil?

Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind].

(1 John 4:4 AMP)

We were out on the playground with the kindergarten students when a grade one class joined us. All was well until one of our students ran up to me crying. “What’s wrong?” I asked him. He didn’t look like he had fallen and hurt himself, which is usually the case when you let kids loose on the playground. Instead, he pointed to the grade one boys out in the field and said, “They said they’re going to beat me up.” Although the boys seemed tiny and weak to me, the little boy couldn’t help but feel intimated by their threats. I assured him that I would keep an eye on him and that he was free to go back and play, which he did.

Are you intimidated by the devil? Someone once said that the only power the devil has over you is the power that you give to him. Today’s Scripture reminds us that we are already overcomers “because He who is in [us] is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world.” If we would only believe this simple yet awesome truth, we wouldn’t be intimidated by the devil and his threats when they come. Like the little boy who took his teacher at her word and went back to play, I pray that we will learn to take God at His Word and enjoy life because with Him living on the inside of us and keeping an eye on us, we have nothing to fear.

Satan can’t harm Christians who have Jesus living in them because he would have to deal with Jesus and he is too weak to do that.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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