He Has Nothing In Me
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. John 14:30
Most of the time people fear satan instead of fearing God. The Bible commands us to fear God who can throw both body and soul in hell. The Bible also commands us to resist the devil. Resist, not fear the devil.
Fear has to do with punishment and fear of punishment but perfect love of God and man casts out all fear. If you want to loose fear be more yielded to the will and word of God in complete surrender, trust, faith, love and obedience. When you do that, you will grow in the glory of God and it will kill and crush fear from within.
Satan is synonymous with death, destruction and evil, however, it is only God that can destroy both body and soul in hell. He alone can save and destroy and all power belongs to Jesus. God is the only lawgiver and judge. Satan does nor decree judgement. So, what then is Satan and his place in man’s life?
Satan is a defeated adversary that we have been commanded to resist and defeat.
Satan is anytime we step out of the will of God and revel in our own will
Satan is anytime we cling to our own plans and ways
Satan is the temptations of our human nature and flesh
Satan is the pleasure we derive from sin and the love, glamor and enticements of the world
Satan is the death that we all died when Adam and Eve sinned
Satan is when we refuse to love and forgive
Satan does not work without our cooperation and will
Satan is the death that lives in us and the body that we struggle with everyday! It is our flesh that attracts, accommodates and encourages the devil. It is man that permits and activates the devil.
O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7 : 24-25
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Satan is a preprogrammed law of sin and death in us that we struggle with but the blood of Jesus has saved us and God’s grace is much stronger than the law of sin.
Satan does not judge and He does not pass judgement
We have been commanded to submit to God and resist the devil and he will flee
Complete submission to God and absolute surrender will give you an upper hand over the devil
The devil had nothing in Jesus and we are commanded to immitate Jesus.
When you are completely submissive to the will and plan of God, satan will know you and obey you. Know that you cannot do this with the written word alone – you also need to be constantly led by the Holy Spirit.
And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Acts 19:15
We should always pray and be submissive like Jesus. It is our responsibility to make sure that the devil has nothing in us the way he had nothing in Jesus.