So, once again, how’s the fight going? While the devil’s tough, you have a decisive advantage- God’s in your corner, and God is greater than the devil (1 Jn. 4:4). He wants you to win the fight (Ezk. 33:11; 2 Pet. 3:9). If you’ll walk faithfully with God, you’ll beat the devil (Jas. 4:7-8). God has provided you with all the tools you’ll need to defeat your opponent (Eph. 6:13-18). He has even guaranteed that He will not allow the devil to back you into the corner and beat you down with temptation; God will always make sure you have a way to escape the blows (1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Pet. 2:9).
Faith is key to your victory. “And this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith” (1 Jn. 5:4). Your faith can fend off all the blows devil throws at you (Eph. 6:16). You can stand tall by faith (2 Cor. 1:24). Your faith will provide you direction and insight as to how to live (2 Cor. 5:7). Your faith will produce perseverance to stay in the fight, to not give up (Rom. 5:1-4).
Faithfulness is a natural product of strong faith and is also key to victory. Indeed, Jesus promised, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10). God, out of love for you, sent Jesus into this world to be your Savior (Jn. 3:16-17). As long as you are faithful to Him, He will be there with you to provide whatever strength you might be lacking in your struggle with the devil (Phlp. 4:13). Your faithfulness is demonstrated in your obedience and dedication (Jn. 14:15, 21, 23).
Your fight will be life-long, but if you faithfully endure the victory will be yours (Jas. 1:12). But remember, your adversary is determined. This is not just the fight of your life, it’s the fight for your life. It’s not practice; this fight’s real, as real as it gets (1 Cor. 9:24-27). Fight to the finish, don’t give up, claim the victory and enjoy your eternal reward (2 Tim. 4:7-8)…