The Adversary gains advantage against us when we give him ground.
“For the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (John 14:30 NKJV).
There was no anger in Jesus … no lust, bitterness, disobedience, or anything not in harmony with the Father’s design. The devil had no ground against Jesus.
The devil cannot overcome us unless we give him the ground to do so.
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“How do we defeat the enemy? Our victory begins with the name of Jesus on our lips, uttered in fervent prayer. Our triumph is consummated by the transformation of our nature, where Christ Himself dwells as Lord in our hearts.” ―
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