It really is today! Well, okay, it is not, but when we obey the gospel through repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus and being filled with the Holy Ghost, God does give us power to defeat the enemy of our souls. Satan’s greatest tactic is probably fear, but we do not have to be bound by that. Through Jesus’ name, we can be on the offensive and rebuke the devil and his lies. Thanks God for the freedom we have through His Spirit!
The devil tries to act so tough,
but really, he is only bluff.
Just call on God when things get tough.
He’ll be enough! He’ll be enough!
When satan tries to spread some gloom
with voice just like a cannon boom,
speak Jesus’ name; away he’ll zoom.
In state of doom! In state of doom!
The enemy comes to spread his lies.
He must be stopped, cut down to size.
Appeal to God for his demise.
It’s only wise! It’s only wise!
Ol’ slough foot ‘s like a roaring lion,
always temptin’, always tryin’.
His future fate is worse than dyin’.
Ever fryin’! Ever fryin’!
Isaiah 14:12-16 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1Pe 5:8(AMP) Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.
1Pe 5:9 Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset–rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.