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Summary: Submit unto God, Resist the devil and he will flee from you. = victory.

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Quotes:

“The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us. ” ― A.W. Tozer

“You cannot fulfil God's purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans. ” ― Rick Warren “Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” ― Wm. Paul Young

“Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control.” –Rob Bell

“When your standard of living is Christ-centered, you invariably live to honor others.” ― Kevin Thoman

James 4:7-8

Submit: A Greek military term meaning "to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader". In non-military use, it was "a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden".

Meaning: To put one’s self in subjection to; to obey.

Also translated into the English word “obedient” in Titus 2:5, 9.

Resist: Meaning: To oppose, set one’s self against, to withstand.

Submit unto God, Resist the devil and he will flee from you. = victory.

Submission to God’s Word, Will and Way.

Resistances to enemy of our eternal life.

Submission by self-shrinking (“I must decrease, that He may increase”).

Submission by learning what is pleasing unto Him: reading, studying, praying.

Submission by subjecting (“Not my will, but Thine”).

Resisting by putting on the whole armor of God:

Ephesians 6:10-18 “10- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11- Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13- Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14- Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15- And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16- Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17- And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18- Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

Belt of Truth: “loins girt about with truth”: Loins (reproduction) of Truth.

Breastplate of righteousness: Protecting the Heart.

Exodus 28:29 “And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.”


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