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Is The Devil on Your Back?

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(Romans 7:15) “I don’t understand what I am doing. For I don’t practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.”

(Romans 7:18-21) “For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out. For I don’t do the good I want to do, but instead do the evil that I don’t want to do. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am no longer the one who is doing it, but it is the sin that is living in me. So I find this to be a principle: when I want to do what is good, evil is right there with me.”

(Romans 8:1) “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

(Luke 10:17) “The seventy disciples came back and joyously reported, “Lord, even the demons are submitting to us in your name!”

 

 

Apostle Paul battled with a weakness that is common to all mankind. He confessed that He continually messed up and failed to do the right things to live a Godly life. He admitted that he knew what is right but he still ended up doing what he hates. And even when he knew what is wrong, he’d still end up doing it. He was so torn up inside, that he actually believed that evil lived inside of him and he constantly condemned himself for his weakness in keeping God’s commandments. He concluded that only by death will He be able to be set free from this constant weakness.

Sound familiar? It’s like having the devil on your back constantly driving you to speak words that hurt others, complain about everyone around you, confess negative thoughts about yourself, never move forward in faith because of your past failures, have a short temper, and get easily irritated. This is a dangerous place to be as it can lead to depression, self-condemnation, and the thought of hurting yourself. But the real danger is having a wrong perception of God’s love and what He thinks of you.

But later on in Romans Chapter 8, Paul concludes that those that have accepted Jesus Christ are no longer under any condemnation, therefore, we cannot hold anything against ourselves if God is not going to hold it against us. We are assured that even if our body is weak before sin, our minds are strong in God and will give us victory over our bodies.

God has given us all the authority to make our bodies submit to our spirit. It’s just a simple matter of you deciding to reject what your body and sinful minds are desiring and to continue to decide every day to live by your spirit.

Cursing yourself for your weaknesses will only make things worse and you will never be able to face God and be at peace with Him. This is exactly what the devil wants you to feel like every day so that you become powerless and find no rest for your soul.

 

 

Satan fears of what you are capable to do if you start to bind demons in the name of Jesus and start to declare yourself a child of God.

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are Jehovah Nissi, our Banner in Battle, Jehovah Heleyon, God most High, and Jehovah Rohi, my Shepherd.
• Thank You Father for being a God that understands our struggles with sin and does not give up on us.
• Thank You that in the name of Jesus we have the power to cast out all spirits that are tormenting us and trying to bring us down.
• Forgive us for being weak in our flesh and still desiring the things that do not please you.
• Forgive us for thinking that you will not forgive us and that you are angry with us because of our weakness.
• We stand firm on your Word today and reject every word of condemnation we have spoken against ourselves. We reject any negative word spoken by anyone else towards us as well.
• We confess that You have forgiven all our past, present, and future sins and that we are not under any condemnation.
• Help us to live in freedom from the oppression of the devil and to set others free as well.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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