FRIDAY, JUNE 27
Scripture: Malachi 3:11, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:6-9
Malachi 3:11 says, “’And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,’ Says the Lord of hosts.” Step #2 comes after we claim what we need by faith. It is to agree with God and rebuke the devourer. Now rebuking the devourer is a biblical process and we are called to do it. We have to agree with God and remind Him that He is rebuking the devourer and we agree to rebuke the devourer also because we are His voice in the earth. James 4:7 makes it very clear, “Therefore submit to God. Resist/anth-his-tay-mee the devil and he will flee from you.” Resisting the devil means that we are taking an active stand against him. We are supposed to reach out, grab ahold and pull him out of his occupied position against us. We will put him under our feet. We also have 1 Peter 5:6-9, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” We have a charge to rebuke the devil and actively resist him. Therefore in Step #2, we must agree with Him and do some serious rebuking in the name of the Lord!