In this fallen world we all are fighting with sin that always seduces us to commit mistakes. The word of God says our enemy Satan is walking around us just like a roaring lion who is seeking us to destroy.
We the children of God must be clever enough to overcome the temptations that we face in our everyday life. We cannot compromise with evil as it contradicts God’s law.
We need to resist the Devil with the word of God. The Bible says the word of God is so powerful that it can break any bondages. To be victorious we need to apply them in our lives so we can defeat all the temptations that Satan brings before us.
Even Jesus also confronted the same temptations but he rested them by the word of God. So we are to follow Jesus and resist our enemy who is seeking our weakness to pull us down from the Lord.
To fight this battle we need divine guidance and here the following scriptures are given for us to resist the devil in times of temptation.
James 4:7(KJV) “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
1 Peter 5:8(KJV) “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
1 Peter 5:9(KJV) “Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV) “There hath 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 ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
Ephesians 6:11(KJV) “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Ephesians 6:12(KJV) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Ephesians 6:13(KJV) “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Matthew 26:41(KJV) “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
James 1:2-4(KJV) “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
Ephesians 4:27(KJV) “Neither give place to the devil.”
Philippians 4:13(KJV) “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
1 Corinthians 6:18(KJV) “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”
Hebrews 2:18(KJV) “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”
Matthew 6:13(KJV) “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 6:10(KJV) “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”
2 Timothy 2:26(KJV) “And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
1 Thessalonians 5:9(KJV) “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”