When we are going through difficult or uncomfortable times we tend to make prayers of rebuke against satan and his demons and sometimes we even see that none of this serves us and we sink deeper into affliction and problems. I believe that the Bible is our manual par excellence and from this manual we have a lot to learn every day.
James said in his letter:
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
James 4: 7-10
Are you fighting against the evil one? For all of us who are Christians fight against the evil one, the Bible itself tells us that we have no war against flesh and blood, but against principalities and hosts of evil and this makes our struggle even stronger, since we are faced with a world physical and spiritual, which is much more difficult.
But what should we do to fight this spiritual battle? We just have to do what every Christian is supposed to do: “submit to God”, and the way we submit to God is keeping His word and in this way we resist satan and he have to flee from us.
Are you extremely pressured by satan? Be quiet, this is something that we have to go through, because he walks like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour, but regardless of his tricks we must remember what James himself says later: “Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.” This promise must give us enough hope.
It only remains for us to humble ourselves every day before God and when that day arrives He will exalt us.