For the Believer, Resistance is NOT Futile


“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
–James 4:7

In popular movies, when the villain is very much stronger than his intended victim, the movie baddie will often exclaim, “Resistance is futile!”

And many times,  the cinema villain is correct: resistance to his power IS futile.

BUT, life is not lived in the movies.

IF one is a believer on Jesus Christ, God’s Word informs us that we CAN successfully resist Satan, our nemesis.

To triumph over Satan–who is much stronger, more clever and smarter than a human–believers must first do two things.

1- Submit to God.

2- Resist the devil (Satan).

IF the first two conditions are met, then the DEVIL WILL FLEE from you.

One point for readers to keep in mind: resisting the devil is not so easy.

The devil (Satan) knows that humans crave comfort. The devil knows humans are basically weak-minded.  The devil knows the vast majority of humans are vain and so do not believe God’s Word.

And so, Satan (the devil) appeals to his intended victim’s craving for comfort.  Satan also works on his intended victim’s mind.  (This is where the intended target might get the idea that “Resistance is futile!“)

The good news is that the more one resists the devil; the more one fights the enemy, the easier it becomes.

A second point for the reader to keep in mind: one must first SUBMIT oneself to God.  This is not so easy for modern man because modern man has been taught that submission is a BAD THING: modern man has been taught that only the weak submit.

HOWEVER, if the reader will submit himself to God and resist the devil, he WILL flee from you.

God’s Word guarantees it.

“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”
–Psalm 119:160

HAS the reader ever resisted the devil?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in  End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 22, 2019.]


MORE: Resist the Devil and He Will Flee: A Two-Step Plan




by Jeremiah James
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by Gerd Altmann from

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