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Day Seven – Resisting the enemy

Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 6:13-14; James 4:7 James exhorted us to “resist” the devil and he would run (see James 4:7). The word “resist” actually means to unswervingly stand without giving up. Paul indicated the same idea when he said we should “stand our ground; after having done all, stand;” and “stand firm” (see Eph. 6:13-14). Some people confuse resisting with[…]

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Day Five – God’s Mercy

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 3:14-24; Isaiah 61:10; Habakkuk 3:2 God is more than willing to forgive; but, even in the midst of mercy, we must face the consequences of our wrong-doings, as Adam and Eve quickly learned. The Lord pronounced judgment on the serpent, then on Eve, and lastly on Adam (see Gen. 3:14-19). The ultimate punishment, though, was their being[…]

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Day Four – Satan’s Desertion

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 3:7-13, Numbers 23:19, John 8:44, Romans 8:6-7 The devil successfully lured Adam and Eve from a realm of perfect peace into a place of unrest and hostility toward God (see Rom. 8:6-7). Scripture tells us it is impossible for God to lie (see Heb. 6:18 and Num. 23:19). Apparently, it’s impossible for Satan NOT to lie (John[…]

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Day Two – Silencing the Enemy

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 3:1-3; Matthew 8:16, 32; 1 Corinthians 14:33 Apparently, before the Fall, it wasn’t unusual for animals to talk, since there is no indication that Eve was startled when the serpent spoke. Her first mistake, however, was taking time to dialog with the enemy (see Gen. 3:2-3). Nothing he says is for our own good, no matter how[…]

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