The Devil Made Me Do It – by Gary Ellis

Let me start out by saying, “I don’t believe in the power of the devil.”  Let me say something else.  I believe that the devil is real and active.  However, I also believe too many sincere Christians give the devil waaaay…I said…waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much attention!

I believe in the power of God.  I believe in the power He’s given each of His sons and daughters.

Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, CA made this statement, “The church has way too big a devil.”  I wholeheartedly believe those words.

According to the Scriptures, “The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord.”  From what I hear being said so much of the time, you’d think the Scriptures say, “The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the devil.”

Truth be told, the devil cannot countermand anything that comes from the mouth of God.  Only God’s sons and daughters can.  That’s why the devil skulks about in the mind tempting people to believe their present circumstances and feelings rather than the clear Word of God.

Then the child of God has the choice of deciding what he or she is going to agree with.  Wherever the agreement rests is where the power will reside and activate.

One final thought for your consideration:  Even the Word of God has no practical power in one’s life until that person agrees with it.  Whatever one agrees with in his or her heart determines what will be released in his or her life.  Whatever one disagrees with in his or her heart determines what will be deactivated. 

Do you have too big a devil?  Do you have a big enough God?  Who are you agreeing with?

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