“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.” –James 1:6-7 (ESV)
We see in this verse two simple choices: You can waver, or you can receive. You cannot waver and receive at the same time. Knowing this, Satan has one tactic in mind—to get you to doubt. But, remember this—if Satan had any authority of his own, he would not have to depend on deception.
Satan has to trick you into saying what he wants to come to pass. With your words, you either resist or comply with Satan’s demands. With your words, you either resist or comply with God’s Word. You are in command. The decision is yours. Nobody else makes it for you.
The reason staying in the Word of God continually is so important is because Satan is just waiting to curse you. He wants to steal, kill and destroy all the promises of God before they ever reach you. But he can’t do it without your cooperation. You are the only one who can give him access to your promises—and you do this through your words.
So, the first step in defeating Satan’s attack against you is to make the decision that you are not going to allow him to change your confession of faith. A fearless confession comes from a Word-ruled mind. It’s a mind that knows the Word of God is true and never gives place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27). That’s what it means to bring into captivity every thought.
Your mind is where you first have the choice of giving place to Satan or resisting him according to James 4:7 (AMPC),“So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.”
Whatever it takes to make you free, speak it out in the Name of Jesus and command it to come to pass. Speak the result that you desire. SATAN CAN ONLY DO WHAT YOU SAY. If you say, “FLEE!” he goes. If you agree with him against the Word of God, he stays.