Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 4:27 (KJV); Neither give place to the devil.
Every manifestation of evil in the life of a Christian is because that Christian gave place to the devil.
This is why our theme scripture warns us not give a PLACE to the devil.
The Greek word for “place” is “topos” which is translated to mean opportunity, power, ability or permission to act.
In the divine will and plan of God, the devil has no power or authority to act in your life.
It is you who gives him this opportunity and permission when you disregard the divine principles of preservation.
The devil only acts based on your terms and conditions and he does so to the extent that you allow him.
Giving no place to the devil is the refusal to give him any opportunity or permission to act in your life.
In fact, when we speak of giving him an opportunity, his greatest opportunities in the life of the believer are the believer’s THOUGHTS and the believer’s WORDS.
This is why you must have mastery over both your thoughts and the confession of your lips.
ALIGN THEM TO THE WORD OF GOD because therein is your victory. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: James 4:7, Philemon 1:6, John 14:30 (AMP)
The devil’s greatest opportunities in the life of the believer are the believer’s THOUGHTS and the believer’s WORDS. This is why you must have mastery over both your thoughts and the confession of your lips. Align them to the Word of God because therein is your victory.
PRAYER: My Father, I am grateful for today’s Word. I thank You because the prince of this world has nothing in me. Regardless of what may come my way, I choose to behold You. I do not observe lying vanities and can never forsake my mercies. My soul is anchored in You and it’s only You Lord that holds the place, power and full control over my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.