Making Room For The Devil

Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.

— John 5:40

There are too many Christians putting up with the devil's mess. We must be fiercely protecting all the things Jesus died on the cross for. We get used to the pain. We manage with having just enough to meet our need. We take medication to cope with our fear and anxiety. Enough is enough! Don't tolerate the devil, run to JESUS!

We have to guard against the enemy on a DAILY basis. It’s not enough to pray for you and your family once a month at a church prayer gathering. We must live our lives as though there's an enemy looking to destroy us…because there is! 1 Peter 5:8 says “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” He’s coming for those who live their lives carelessly. 

Bishop David Oyedepo often states life must be lived as warfare, not fun-fare! So what’s the enemy? What does it look like? John 10:10 states “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” Anything in your life that comes to steal, kill or destroy you is YOUR ENEMY!

Are you staying awake at night not knowing how you’re going to pay the bills? Anything that STEALS your joy or STEALS your peace is sent from HELL. Is there cancer that’s ravaging your body? Anything that’s sent to KILL you and give you an early expiration date is sent from HELL. Are you in a constant argument with your children or spouse? Turmoil, confusion, and unrest are all things sent from HELL to DESTROY you! Anything sent from hell is an ENEMY. 

Recognize everything in your life that’s causing you stress, heartache and/or pain. Now stand against it and rebuke it! Send it back to hell in Jesus name! Don’t make room for the devil and his antics. Don’t tolerate the enemy in your house one more minute! Rise up and take action. In Jesus name!