The Bible says in James 4:6-8 to:- 1. Submit to God. 2. Resist the devil 3. and the devil will flee from you. To submit to means to yields to God by listening to His words and His voice to fulfil his plans and purposes for our lives. There are so many voices screaming out loudly to present us various views and opinions. On the surface some of these views may often sound great and seem good for us. The Bible says in Psalm 1, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in way of sinners or sits in the company of the wicked ones who do not walk in Godly steps of Christ. This is not to live like a hermit or a monk but though in the world not partaking in secular world’s teaching to displease God. To submit to God means to seek His Face concerning all decisions of our lives to give Christ access to all areas including secret inner thoughts entertained, things watched or done in private.1. Submit to God means Divine Prevention Protection from consequences of choices made without giving God due regard which turns wrong. The Bible says in Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25, there is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death and destruction. Submitting to God means coming under Secret Hidden Shelter of the Most High God in Psalm 91. Submitting rearranges oneself under command of God’s Divine Viewpoint. When the devil comes against children of God to challenge God on loyalty of God’s Children, God Trusts us knowing we are dependable and reliable witnesses of His Glory. So pass the test to defeat the devil by the blood of the Lamb and by our testimony in Jesus Name. One is Covered by the Blood of Jesus so anything, anyone, whatsoever tries to fight you reckons first with God. In John 5:30, Jesus told us He does nothing on His Own Initiative by what He hears so does not seek His Own Will, but does the Will of God Who Sent Him.2. Resist the devil:- To resist the devil means to take authority in Jesus Name to say no to the devil by refusing to accept the devil’s seduction.Since we are hidden in Christ in God safely under God’s Mighty Wings, we take on the Mighty Power of the Living God which works through us so does not return void but accomplishes what it sent to do. Once under the Mighty Protection of God’s armour, fully covered from head to toe, equipped with the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit of God. we do not operate by in own strength any more. me people overate the devil and present him almost as more fearful than God. However the opposite is true, the devil is coward who exploits and preys on the fears of people. And fear is a false evidence appearing real. As we delight in doing God’s Will daily in Psalms 40:8 so live by God’s Grace, keep God’s Law is within our heart, there is no room for the devil to enter in.
If the perfect Jesus Submits to God, Jesus is the perfect example to follow daily. In John 7:17 , if anyone is willing to do God’s Will, he will know from Jesus’ teachings, is of God so Jesus does not speak from Himself. In Acts 21:14, believers are persuaded not to be silent, but also always remarking, “The Will of God done!” In Romans 12:2, we are not to conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. In Ephesians 6:6, submitting to God not by way of eye service, as people-pleasers. As servants of Christ doing God’s Will from the heart, surrendered to God under His Management God Handles all that concerns us in life. God surrounds us with His Loving Feathers so we trust God to take care of us as our KING, LORD, SOURCE in Jesus Name. Submit to God for your own good so it will be well with you and live long eternally.