Satan comes IMMEDIATELY to steal the Word

The moment you hear the Word of God for yourself, you can either accept it or reject it as truth. The devil will come IMMEDIATELY to steal the Word of God from your life.

Main Point

I have found this to be true in my life.  The moment I hear the Word of God on a particular subject it seems that I get challenged in that area.  

There was once a time when I spent time in Bible school learning about healing. In those months, I noticed sitting in class how many people by about week 3 or 4 were coughing and sneezing. 

Satan came immediately to steal the Word of God and many allow him to.

Primary Text

And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Mark 4:15 KJV 

Jesus in the Wilderness

I want to look at a story of the life of Jesus to illustrate this point.  Jesus, Himself, had to face a moment when the Devil attempted to steal the Word from His heart. 

The Promise: “Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.”

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Luke 3:22 KJV

This verse shows us a promise that God gave Jesus.  God specifically spoke to Jesus telling Him the truth that Jesus is the Son of God. 

The Temptation: The Devil will always challenge what God said attempting to get you to test God. 

And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

Luke 4:3 KJV 

Now imagine this.  The Word of God comes to you and tells you that you’re the son of God.  Then God’s spirit leads you into the wilderness (Luke 4:1).  You are exhausted and tired and hungry and then Satan comes to you and says, “are you really the son of God?” 

Did God really say…?

That’s the same thing that the devil tempted Eve saying, but that’s a different story. 

The Answer: It is written…

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 

Luke 4:4 KJV

The answer you must always give satan in the Word of God. Jesus answered back the Devil’s attacks by saying “It is written”. 

When you look to “fight” the devil, really all you have to do is remind him what the Word of God says.  That’s really important to remember.  We cannot fight the devil on our own.

It’s only with the power of the Word of God that we can resist him. 

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