Victory Through Surrender
1 John 5:4: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Faith in God causes us to submit ourselves to Him. We who were rebellious against Him must surrender to Him.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Victory over the Devil does not come just by resisting Him. It comes by submitting ourselves (surrendering) unto God AND resisting the Devil. He attempts to flee from the will of God and the power of God. God*s will and His power work together. In a very real sense, when we flee from the will of God we also flee from His power. We win the victory through surrender to the Lord. Satan is called the God of this world.
2 Corinthians 4:4: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
When the god of this world flees from us, neither he nor the world will get victory over us.
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