“But he (Jesus) answered and said, It is written ….” – Matthew 4:4
Matthew 4:1-11; Ephesians 6:11; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9
When you say, “It is written,” what you are saying is “in the unchanging engraved laws of the universe, it is written.” Everyone (even God Almighty) is subject to these laws that govern the universe. They are the final words on any situation. These laws are found in the Holy Bible. The Bible is the bound collection of the unchanging, revealed laws of the universe. Satan has to obey them and flee. This is why Jesus repeatedly said, “It is written.” However it is the properly discerned and quoted word of God that puts the enemy to flight. Remember, even Satan has a copy of the laws. The Bible says the Word of God is the “Sword of the Spirit” That means the weapon you’ve been given to fight and defeat the enemy with is the Word. So you can not be casual with it. You can’t afford to spend more time watching TV or “gisting” on the phone or getting entertainment than you spend in God’s Word. God says if you seek him, then you will find him when you seek him with all your heart. You are not seeking Him with all your heart when you don’t commit to His Word or prayer or His House or telling others about Him. Make up your mind, being lukewarm is not for you. You will be ‘hot’ for God. You will be on fire! The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible. If you invite Him, He will help you select the most dangerous scriptures to help you frustrate every attack of the enemy. When he gives them to you, like Jesus, use them over and over. Invite Him in today.