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  • Ben Stewart

In the sentence of life the Devil may be a comma, but DO NOT let him be the PERIOD!

1 Cor 10:13, “there has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that you are able to bear it”

1 Cor 10:20-21, “you cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils, you cannot be a partaker of the Lord’s Table and the table of demons”

Eph 4:27, “neither give place to the devil”

2 Tim 2:25-26, “and the servant of the Lord must not strive but be gentile unto all men able to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves if God perhaps would give them repentance unto the acknowledging of the truth and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil who are taken captive by him at his will”

James 4:7, “submit yourselves therefore unto God resist the devil and he will flee from you”

1 Pet 5:8, “be sober be vigilant because you adversary the devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour”

How many of us are fallen into a trial or temptation and are snared by the devil? We know that God does not tempt us and that we are drawn away by our own lust, however look at the promise in 1 Cor 10:13, there has no temptation taken you… notice the temptation has taken hold…; but God is faithful who will not let the “snare” be more than you can handle, but will make a way of escape. We often get ourselves into snares because of following our will but whatever snare you find yourself in, God is not allowing that snare to overpower you and will provide a way out. We are not to give place to the devil, but we have we have to trust In Jesus to not let our snare be more than we can handle and to provide a way of escape. Notice in 2 Tim 2:26, we have to recover ourselves from the snare of satan. God makes it bearable and will provide a way out but we have to be the one that works out our own salvation. Jesus will do the heavy lifting and will help us but we have to walk in the narrow way and find the way of escape. As we begin to renew our mind and submit back to Christ and His will the devil will flee. After recovering ourselves from the snare of satan then we have to keep watch and walk in the spirit because the devil is looking for an opportunity to eat us for lunch.

May the Lord Jesus ease our burdens of sin, and make clear the way of escape, and remove every form of hindrance to recovering ourselves from the snare of satan and deliver us from evil ones and temptations and help us to submit to His will and resist the devil by doing so, may it be so in Christ name.

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