Jesus Calling: May 15thSpending time alone with Me is essential for your well-being. It is not a luxury or an option; it is a necessity. Therefore, do not feel guilty about taking time to be with Me. Remember that Satan is the accuser of believers. He delights in heaping guilt feelings upon you, especially when you are enjoying My Presence. When you feel Satan’s arrows of accusation, you are probably on the right track. Use your shield of faith to protect yourself from him. Talk with Me about what you are experiencing, and ask Me to show you the way forward. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to Me, and I will come near to you.
RELATED BIBLE VERSES:
Revelation 12:10 NLT
10 Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night."
Additional insight regarding Revelation 12:10: Many believe that until this time, Satan still has access to God (see Job 1:7). But here his access is forever barred (mentioned earlier in Revelation 9:1 NLT - Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to the earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit). He can no longer accuse people before God.
Ephesians 6:16 NLT
16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
James 4:7 NLT
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Additional insight regarding James 4:7: Although God and devil are at war, we don't have to wait until the end to see who will win. God has already defeated Satan (Revelation 12:10-12) and when Christ returns, the devil and all he stands for will be eliminated forever (Revelation 12:10-15). Satan is here now, however, and he is trying to win us over to his evil cause. With the Holy Spirit's power, we can resist the devil, and he will flee from us.