Topic: Declare What Is Written [TREM Devotional 30 April 2019]
“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” Matthew 4:10, 11 KJV
As a believer, you already have the victory because we are more than conquerors through Christ. The last time I checked, the Bible still says: “For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world” (1John 5:4 KJV) For everything the devil says to you, arm yourself with what is written. Remember, Jesus said concerning Satan in John 8:44 that he is a liar and the father of lies. He has been a liar from the beginning. How dare you think that the devil would ever tell you the truth? Whenever you hear something contrary to what God has said, know that it is a direct quote from the pit of hell. The enemy is the one speaking and not God.
When you confront the devil with ‘it is written’, you will always win. In Matthew chapter 4 and Luke chapter 4, all that Jesus was saying to the devil was, “It is written”. The devil came the first, second and the third time, yet Jesus kept saying, “It is written”. The scripture says the devil shut his mouth and left Him while angels came and ministered to Him. You must never be tired of opening your mouth to declare what is written.
Isaiah 53:4 says, “Surely He hath borne our grief, and carried our sorrows…”If He has borne it, that means you don’t have it anymore. Jesus confirmed it in Mathew 8:17, “… Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses…”Apostle Peter also said in 1Peter 2:24, “by whose stripes, ye were healed”. Psalm 118:17says, “I shall not die but live to declare the works of God”. Find out what is written concerning you. Never get tired of speaking God’s Word because that is where your power lies. You need to understand that anything that is written has been validated by the blood of Jesus.
Further Reading: Luke 4:1-13; Revelation 12:7-12
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Kings 8-9; Evening- Luke 21:1-19
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.