Daily Devotion

June 22, 2024

Satan’s Secret Source Of Power (Part 3)

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.” Matthew 6:22


The decisions that we make bring Satan back to power. God gave Adam dominion over the Garden of Eden. When the snake tempted them, Adam had the authority to make him leave. Instead, he submitted his authority and allowed the enemy to speak untruths to his family. When we men, as the spiritual leaders of our homes, do not obey God, we give the devil dominion that he does not own.


Eve was deceived, but the Bible never says Adam was deceived. He knew what he was doing when he let the snake in. Some of you are letting the “snake” into your own homes. You are feeding the wrong kingdom when you listen, watch, and focus on the wrong things.


The Bible says the eye is the “lamp of the body.” (Matthew 6:22). In other words, the eye is what lets light in. Whatever the eye is full of fills the whole body. It’s what you see that births what happens inside of you. 


Jesus said, “The prince of this world is coming and finds nothing in Me” (John 14:30). This means that the devil cannot get you until he first gets something in you. That’s why your “eye gate” and your “ear gate” and your “heart gate” are so important! You cannot look at just anything. Choose not to look at things that empower the devil. Refrain from talking about stuff that empowers the kingdom of darkness. Because if the devil’s going to get you, he’s first got to get something in you, and he’ll use your eyes, ears, or heart. 


Ephesians 4:27 says, “Give no place to the devil.” Make sure that you are guarding yourself against the darts of the enemy. Sin seems pleasurable at the time but always costs you more than you want to pay in the end. Don’t be a secret source of power for the enemy.


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