Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “”You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”” Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. (Matthew 4:8-11 ESV)
Notice that when Jesus says be gone and proclaims God as his Lord; that he serves and only worships Him the devil leaves. We must proclaim this with our lives everyday, in every struggle. The devil is around each corner looking to attack but we must proclaim the power of God through Jesus Christ whom defeated death and the devil in his resurrection and Jesus gave that to all of us who proclaim and believe. Just as it says in Genesis 4…
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:7 ESV)
We now have the incredible power in Jesus to rule over our sin. The devil has no chance. So let us proclaim Jesus with our lives, with our relationships, that we serve the God that saves, loves, and overcomes. Thus letting the devil know no matter what he tries that in Jesus we have victory over his schemes!!