October 28 – The Devil’s Limitations

“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” Luke 10:17

Do not give the devil more power than his due. God has limited his power and “greater is he [God] that is in you…” (I John 4:4). The devil’s loud roar is the strongest tool that he has. It is a tool of deception, to paralyze you with fear and uncertainty.

1) The devil is NOT OMNIPOTENT – He does not have unlimited power; but Jesus does have all power, in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18), and He has delegated it to us! (See Luke 10:19.)

2) The devil in NOT OMNIPRESENT – He is a created being, limited to being at one place at a time. Now, granted, he does have lots of assistants, but God is everywhere present, and “where two or three [of us] are gathered in [His] name”…Jesus is there (Matthew 18:20).

The devil is NOT OMNISCIENT – He does not know all things. He cannot read your mind, and this gives God a great advantage. When the devil plants an evil thought, God can enliven His Word in your mind and, through your confession, Satan is defeated!

PRAY: “Powerful Lord, help me to recognize my advantage over the devil through a deep understanding of my strength in You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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