July 2, 2003
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and do destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10: 10)
© 2003 by Mary Ann L. Diorio, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved. This devotional may not be copied, in whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without the written permission of Dr. Mary Ann Diorio. Copies may, however, be forwarded by email or printed out for personal use. All copies must be forwarded or printed out in their entirety.
Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
Satan’s goal is to destroy you in whatever way he can. God’s goal is to restore you in whatever way you need.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, you are a target of Satan. But if you understand who you are in Christ, Satan cannot hurt you, for the Word promises that “no weapon formed against you shall prosper” (Isaiah 54: 17).
The key to defeating Satan is to make him your target. Take an aggressive and offensive approach toward the devil. When he tries to steal from you in any way–whether it be your health, your money, your marriage, your children, your job, or whatever–pursue him with the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and demand that Satan restorey to you what he stole. Pierce him repeatedly with the Word of God by speaking that Word. Eventually, he will flee from you in terror (James 4: 7).
Remember: We are more than conquerors through Christ Who loves us! (Romans 8: 37)
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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