DAY 5: Seven Ways to Make the Devil Flee
The LORD will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions. The LORD will grant you a blessing on your barns and on everything you do; he will bless you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he swore to you, if you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. Deuteronomy 28:7-9
God has promised us that He will cause our enemies who rise against us to be defeated before our faces. But we can get in the way of our blessing and leave room for the enemy to stand in our faces rather than fleeing seven ways. With that in mind, here are seven tactics to make the devil flee seven ways.
1. Diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God
2. Repent before you engage in battle
3. Know that God is on your side
4. War from a position of victory
5. Praise your way through
6. Take up your armor
7. Pray always and be watchful
Breaking the power of vicious circles is often a matter of making better choices, but when it’s a demonic cycle you need to identify the imaginations and wrong thought patterns that are allowing wicked spirits to wreak havoc on your life.
Go forth, spiritual warrior, with praise in your heart and prayer on your lips, dressed for battle. The battle belongs to the Lord, and the devil will flee seven ways. He has no choice when you submit yourself to God and resist him. No demon in hell is stronger than a will aligned with the Word of God. God’s grace floods the soul that seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.