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Steven Furtick: Finish the Devil's Sermons

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Date Published: 3/5/2012
"You donít have to be Charles Spurgeon to preach the devil out of your life."

As you navigate the story that is unfolding in your life, you’ll be quick to find that discouragement is everywhere. It seems that the harder you run after God, the harder the devil is going to try to prevent you from getting where you’re going. And all he really has to do to trip us up is drop one little hint of discouragement in our ears.

You’re unworthy.

You’re a terrible father.

You’ll never be any better than this.

He’s said it to me and I know that he’s said it to you. The worst part is, the devil doesn’t necessarily speak in complete lies. He gives us half-truths with just enough reality to hit us between the eyes. But here’s an easy way that you can overcome those conniving schemes:

Finish the devil’s sermons.

It’s simple. The devil is only giving you half of the truth—give him the other half.

Yes, I am unworthy. I am absolutely nothing without Christ. But thankfully, He died so that I may become a new creation, void of you and full of the purpose that He has for my life.

No, I may not be a perfect father, but I am loved unconditionally by a perfect father who breathed the stars yet knows the number of hairs on my head. And He’s making me more like Him every day.

You’re right. On my own accord, I can’t do any better than this. But I am not doing this by myself—I serve the LORD, who is able to do immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine.

You don’t have to be Charles Spurgeon to preach the devil out of your life. The name of Jesus alone is enough to send your enemy running for the hills.

The devil will always try to show you the downside of your story. Make him pay. Show him who Jesus says you are.


Steven  Furtick

Steven Furtick is the Lead Pastor of Elevation Church, an incredible move of God in Charlotte, NC with more than 9,000 in attendance each week among (soon-to-be) six locations. He is the author of the book, Sun Stand Still. He lives in Charlotte with his wife Holly and their three children, Elijah, Graham and Abbey.

Good Advice [delete comment]
Jeff Steen
March 5, 2012
Yes but Jesus. The best response. Thanks for once again being an encouragement. [delete comment]
Keith B
March 5, 2012
"The worst part is, the devil doesn?t necessarily speak in complete lies. He gives us half-truths with just enough reality to hit us between the eyes. " -- Good point. But how do you know what half you're hearing? Perhaps it's God convicting you, when the devil will instead tell you that you don't need God--because you're just spanky the way you are. [delete comment]
Good reminder, thanks. [delete comment]
Thank you. I needed this. [delete comment]

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