How To Defeat The Devil As Demonstrated By Jesus

Jesus Himself demonstrated how to defeat the devil.

How to defeat the devil? Start by saying, “It is written…”
Don’t you find it very significant that the very first teaching in the very first book of the New Testament is a demonstration by Jesus on how to defeat the devil?

I think it’s very significant. It’s no surprise to me to realize that the first thing Jesus taught as He began his public ministry was a lesson on how to defeat the devil.

This is the first of about 250 references to Satan and his demons in the New Testament.

Clearly, this is a critically important topic!

Here’s what Jesus said. I have underlined the key words “it is written” in the following passage:

The Temptation of Jesus

4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But He answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

5 Then the devil took Him to the holy city and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down, for it is written,

“‘He will command His angels concerning you,’


“‘On their hands they will bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.’”

7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these I will give You, if You will fall down and worship me.” 10 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.’”

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to Him.

(Matthew 4:1~11)
See how He demonstrated how to defeat the devil?

Each time the devil tried to tempt Jesus, He responded by quoting Scripture.

So the technique is:
  • As a suspicious thought comes to mind, check it against the Word of God to see if it’s a lie/deception/temptation
  • If the thought is from the liars of hell, respond by speaking the Truth of God’s Word
And lest there be any doubt as to whether or not God’s Word is pure Truth:

Every word of God proves True…” (Proverbs 30:5)

This God—His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. (Psalm 18:30)

31 So Jesus said… “If you abide in My Word, you are truly My disciples, 32 and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” (John 8:31~32)

Sanctify them in the Truth; Your Word is Truth.” (John 17:17)

I urge you to look up these Scriptures in your Bible. Underline them, write them on recipe cards, and memorize them.
In God’s economy, Truth is ALWAYS stronger that lies.
Here’s The Really Good News!

The power for how to defeat the devil is not in the speaker; it’s in the SPOKEN WORD!

The devil can’t tell the difference between Jesus speaking and a Christian speaking.

Here’s why:

He who hears you hears me… (Luke 10:16)

According to Jesus (See Luke 10:16 above), when you or I speak God’s Word, it’s actually Him speaking through our vocal cords. In those moments, as members of the Body of Christ, our voices becomes His voice!

And He has put great power into His Word!
Scriptures Showing The Power In The Word of God

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

The Word of God seems foolish to many. In reality, it contains the power of God!

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the POWER that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16)

4 for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

So, Is This Available To Everyone?

Yes, ANYONE can have it, but the cost is: YOU! Your surrendered life.

Let me explain that.

With Jesus, it’s all about us forming a relationship with Him. And not everyone wants to do that.

If people knew what they were missing, they would go for it 100 percent!

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30)

(See also Matthew 22:37 and Luke 10:27 )

Love God… with all your heart, soul, mind, strength. Do you see how that just shouts “relationship”?

To list a few more:

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)

And then will I declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:23)

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)

Also, I found 20 Scriptures wherein Jesus directed people with the words, “Follow Me.” As I said earlier, it’s all about having a close relationship with Jesus.

God gives great benefits to His people. But becoming one of His people has the appearance of being difficult and undesirable. Even now as you read this, the devil is furiously injecting thoughts into your mind that make what I’m saying sound like the rantings of a nut case. But I know what Jesus said:

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28~30)

But the thing about being “yoked” to someone is: where one goes, the other goes. He wants each of us to become one of his disciples. He wants to “sanctify” us (transform us into one of His) and use us for His purposes.

Along with that, there are certain benefits. One of them is divine protection from the devil. Jesus has the devil on a leash. He can go so far… but no further.

This is all about us partnering with God.

There is a part that we can do, and there is a part that only God can do. But until we do the part that we can do, God will not do the part that only He can do.

Here’s a sort of over-arching Scripture that declares God’s “how to defeat the devil” strategy:

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

I deliberately broke that verse into two lines, to emphasize the two separate thoughts:

  1. Submit to God. Obey Him. That’s the part you can and must do first.
  2. Resist the devil. As God’s obedient disciple, His power operates through you.

Sadly, most people ignore the first part, and try to figure out how to defeat the devil by their own strength. But they can’t do it.

Anyway, here’s how that dynamic of “obedience followed by divine help” might play out in everyday life. Consider the following passage:

10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:10~11)

God promises to “rebuke the devourer for you”. That’s an offer to restrain the devil (he’s the devourer — see 1 Peter 5:8 ) from destroying the “fruits” of your labor.

But notice: that offer comes AFTER His commanded to “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse”. That’s a command to practice biblical stewardship with your money. The offer is conditional. Ultimately, it all belongs to God. He calls you to take a step of faith and give the first 10 percent of your income back to Him. And having established that condition, God must, as it were, play by His own rules. So if you don’t do your part first, well… you see my point.

The Apostle John wrote:
Note the underlined text:

3 And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know Him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps His Word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in Him: 6 whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked. (1 John 2:3~6)

Jesus Gives Power And Authority To Those Who Are Truly His Disciples.

Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. (Luke 9:9)

If you are a disciple of Jesus, you have power over the devil. But as I’ve been saying, there are certain characteristics you will exhibit, if you are truly His disciple.

Another example: I’m quoting here from the Amplified Bible, which has helpful commentary embedded in the passage:

But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). (James 4:6 Amp)

We need God’s Grace, which the Amplified Bible defines as “power of the Holy Spirit”. But grace only goes to those “who are humble enough to receive it.” Humility, then, is also a characteristic of a disciple.

I made a list of areas in which I want to be obedient to God. This is probably not a comprehensive list, and I am definitely not doing them perfectly:

God Wants Our Obedience

I made a list of areas in which I want to be obedient to God. This is probably not a comprehensive list, and I am definitely not doing them perfectly:

  • attitude
  • anger
  • blaming
  • complaining
  • compromise
  • contentment
  • covetousness
  • defiance
  • discipline
  • clothing choices
  • entertainment choices
  • envy
  • excuses - vs. taking ownership
  • food choices
  • haughty vs. humble heart
  • love
  • parenting
  • patience
  • physical fitness
  • pride
  • procrastination
  • rebellion
  • resentment
  • relationship based on performance vs. acceptance
  • repentance
  • revenge
  • Scripture memory
  • selfishness
  • stewardship (financial, time, talent etc.)
  • stubbornness
  • ungodly or lustful thoughts and actions
  • unbelief - vs.trusting God
  • unforgiveness

What He is really watching for is steady progress in the right direction. He wants us to voluntarily come under His authority. In other words, He wants us to submit ourselves to God

So then, who actually defeats the devil?

Recall that I quoted a passage from the book of Malachi earlier:

I will rebuke the devourer for you (Malachi 3:11)

Clearly, it‘s God who not only knows how to defeat the devil, but also has the power to do it.

14 I have given them Your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one. (John 17:17)

Here too, it‘s the Father whom Jesus is asking to handle the devil.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place... no evil shall be allowed to befall you (Psalm 91:9-10)

Evil (the devil) is being blocked by whom? Once again, it‘s God doing the heavy lifting.

Because he holds fast to me in love," says the Lord, "I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. (Psalm 91:14)

Can you see the relationship implied there? As I said earlier, God wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you to get to know Him. And you get to know God the same way you got to know any other person: by what He says and what He does.

Here is another:

The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. (Psalm 121:7)

Where can you go to find out what God said and did? That‘s what the Bible is all about. He wrote it. Everything He wants you to know about Himself is in there.

Here is another:

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but He who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. (1 John 5:18)

Here is what that one is saying:
  • everyone who has been born of God... These are Christians who have been "born of God".
  • He who was born of God... This is Jesus Himself protecting us from the evil one.

But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (Jude 9)

Know when to ask for help

Even Michael the archangel, as powerful as he is, found it best to call upon God to rebuke Satan.

As I was reciting Psalm 23 during an early morning Scripture memory session, this phrase stood out as never before. I realized I had just found yet another example of God providing His protecion from the "wicked forces of evil" to those who abide in His Word.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; (Psalm 23:4a)

Someone has said that there are 3,900 Scripture passages commanding us to know His Word. Yet I keep encountering people who tell me they cannot memorize Bible verses.

If you’d have asked me to recite so much as one verse 20 years ago, I doubt that I could have done it. So I sympathize with those who have done no Scripture memory. I used to be one of you.

Now, I can’t get enough of Scripture!
What happened to lift me out of my ignorance?
  • I listened to Bible teachers on the radio a lot, often while doing chores.
  • I began to see how practical the Word of God is, and I wanted more.

Now I cannot imagine how I ever lived without God’s Word at the center of my life.

In the summer of 2012, as I would read through the Scriptures I was committing to memory, I began to sense something happening that I could not identify at first. Then I saw the following passage from the Gospel of John:

21Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” 22Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world? 23Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me“. (John 14:21~24)

I wasn’t sure what it meant that Jesus would “manifest” himself to someone, so I looked it up. It means He will reveal Himself to the person.

BAM!! In a flash of recognition, I realized: that’s what was happening to me, right here in an upstairs room of my house! Jesus was revealing Himself to me through the passages I was reading each morning. It was a real presence! He was right there. Not visibly, but He was — and is — right there with me!

There’s no way I could ever go back to where I was before.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7~11)

David wrote, “More to be desired are (the Words of God) than… much fine gold”. See it there, in verse 10?

Notice what David also wrote, in verse 11: “Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.”

Here’s my attitude:

I can honestly say this: If someone were to offer me, say, a thousand TONS of gold–but they would simultaneously erase all memory of God and His Word from my mind, there’s no way I would accept that offer!

I Googled “current price of gold” and found that, as I write this, gold is trading for $1341 per ounce.

So check my math here: 1 pound = 16 ounces, right? Two thousand pounds = 1 ton, = 32,000 ounces. At the current price, that’s $42,912,000. Almost 43 million dollars, for one ton.

But I said what if the offer was a THOUSAND TONS! That would make it nearly $43 BILLION! Right: Billion with a “B”. But they would erase all memory of God and His Word from my mind. I’m saying: — not “no”, but “HELL NO!!” Because hell is where I’d be going.

Why? Because here’s what I know: to live without God in this life results in living without Him in eternity. There is nothing this world has to offer that can match the value of the Word of God.

Or, as someone has said:

The person who ignores the Word of God in life will be rejected by the God of the Word in eternity.

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. (Psalm 73:25)

Do you want to know how to defeat the devil?

Simple: just read through a bunch of Scriptures like that one every morning. That’s what I do, every day. Like an arrow released by an archer, this simple practice of Scripture memory every morning sets the trajectory for my whole day. My mind is so saturated with the Word of God, the devil can’t get a word in edgewise!

Rather than dumping a truckload of Scriptures on you to support what I’ve said, I believe I can make my point with just one:

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4~7)

Let me show you what’s in there:
  • Rejoice — renew, refresh, refill, replenish — with JOY! Not happiness, which rises and falls with circumstances, but JOY which is always maxed out!
  • Because it’s in the Lord. Joy is in the Lord. I said, JOY IS IN THE LORD!! ALWAYS!!
  • “Paul, you can’t be serious!” Paul replies, “Again I will say, rejoice!”
  • He’s shown me how to have a gentle spirit; “Thank You, Lord!”
  • And the Lord is at hand — He’s RIGHT HERE WITH ME RIGHT NOW!
  • Because of that, I am anxious for NOTHING!
  • I thank Him and Praise Him throughout each day.
  • “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding…” I have it. I HAVE IT! He’s given it to me. To ME! I have it! His peace is guarding my heart and mind RIGHT NOW!
Do you want that? You can have it.

Just understand:

  • Your battle with the devil is taking place in your mind.
  • How to defeat the devil? By speaking the Truth of God’s Word!

And the more Scripture you know, the more power you have, because the power of God is in His Word.

So, how are you doing at internalizing God’s Word?

I’d love to help you with that, too. Really, memorizing God’s Word is not at all like when they made you memorize seemingly useless stuff in school.

Here’s A Free Scripture Page To Help You Get Started!

Download the PDF file containing this page. You can print it on standard 8-1/2 x 11 paper.

Scripture memory 6-panel page

To open this PDF in a separate window,  CLICK HERE ?

Once you’ve downloaded the PDF and printed the page, here’s what do do with it:

  1. Fold the printed page in half vertically, right down the middle.
  2. Holding it vertically, fold the bottom edge up to the faint line that you see right on the fold, about a third of the way down from the top.
  3. Do the same with the other end; fold it to the other faint line.

Now you have a 6-panel set of helpful verses that you can tuck into a pocket or purse. Take it out several times a day and read through those 6 Scriptures.

- Jan


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  • Rachael Strean 07/26/2020, 5:41 PM

    Dear Jan,
    (that was my email old account, last year I got rid of email & text messages & got an old fashioned flip phone) I sincerely felt God wanted me to simplify a few things 😉
    Thank you for this wonderful blog you took time to sharing it greatly encouraged & will help so many? The way you highlighted made it very efficient & easier to read & follow.

    (I had thought when reading this part)-

    “But notice: that offer comes AFTER His commanded to “Bring the full tithe into the…

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  • Angelia 07/17/2020, 3:32 PM

    God blessed me with so many of the same scriptures when He got me to His word. He lead me to read psalm 119 out loud three times. I have fallen and keep falling in love with Jesus more and more. the road less traveled.
    God changes the world by changing me. It is amazing we each get to have all of Him. Blessed be the Lord our God and Savior. Amen

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  • DyAnn 05/18/2019, 10:13 AM

    Great lesson! I was looking for points to help prepare a VBS lesson for children on defeating the enemy and this was exactly what I needed to help me pull it all together. It is definitely an anointed writing. Thank you!

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    • Jan Smith 05/22/2019, 12:35 PM

      DyAnn, I’m so delighted to read your comment. Hey, this the way these things are supposed to work, right?
      As Paul wrote,

      “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

      I listened to someone who taught me. Then I wrote an article. Then you read it. Then you realized the content would bless your VBS kids. LOVE IT!!

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  • Bertha 03/06/2019, 2:27 PM

    The best biblical article I have ever read my entire life. I have read so many books and articles looking for Jesus but was never satisfied. I have been read about spiritual warfare and prayed all kinds of prayer but still no peace. But when I read this, I am satisfied and there is the presence of God in my heart that I have been yearning for. As a matter of fact, when I was reading this article, I had a terrible headache and then I said ” Satan, it written by His stripes I am healed and so I am healed of this head ache” and within 15 minutes, the headache was gone. God bless you for this teaching and I have been set free.

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    • Jan Smith 03/13/2019, 10:47 AM

      Bertha, You’re the person I’m writing these things for!! You took a step of faith and began to read what God has so patiently poured into me. What a privilege to be able to help another believer to be set free. As it is written “…So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36)

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  • Sunge kuntembwe 01/17/2019, 9:34 PM

    The word of God keeps me going each and everyday of my life…..and this website has encouraged me to put my trust in the Lord.

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  • Stella 11/04/2018, 8:39 PM

    Thanks God for this wonderful article! It helps me a lot to get a better understanding about God.Thanks God for giving wisdom to His believers.May God bless you and abound you with more wisdom so you can share to everyone about God’s words more, Amen! ^_^Thanks again for sharing^^

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  • Raymond 08/14/2018, 8:38 PM

    I am saved I want salvation the devil is always trying is best he is crafty with his words I know the devil will have is time on earth but when is time is up the lord will put him back in the lake of fire for all eternity no power over no one. That will be a glorious day. He as ruined so many lives that is one of my ways out when he attacks me I let him no that.The lord fights my battles I have a soul and it belongs to the lord.I owe it to him to live the way he wants me to be by is words. this is a hard world we live in born into sin freewill and the devil and is demons It will be a hard road and one day I will stand in front of the lord and say you gave me my soul so I’m returning it back to you because you are my lord and it will be done.Amen

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  • Mark 08/10/2018, 12:15 AM

    Keep moving forward with Gods Word

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  • Hamid Iskandar 07/28/2018, 12:02 PM


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  • Flip 07/11/2018, 9:40 AM

    Thank you for breaking open the Word to the extend that I fully understand. It feeds my soul and I feel strengthened and encouraged.
    Mat our Lord bless your work more and more…

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  • Summer 04/25/2018, 2:01 AM

    WoW! God lead me straight to this. I have the same attacks at night. Fear, dread, panic. I am now facing a little health issue but God is my healer. Thank you so much for sharing this it is very encouraging. Please Pray for me. Thank you so much. God bless you! I’m glad you made it through.

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  • Arthur 09/23/2017, 1:20 PM

    Am very very blessed with the world
    Which i read today

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  • Mary 08/02/2017, 10:48 AM

    Hi. This is very inspirational. I learned many. Thank you so much. Right now. Im dealing with demon creature outside our house. It is night here. So i was searchin for bible verses that i can use to scare them away. Words that are from God. I believe that God already defeated this evils. We just have to remind them and we dont need to be afraid, right? This is not just a made up story. Cause there is actually a demon creature outside. My mom and my boyfriend are wide awake. They cant sleep too. Please pray for us. There are urban legends here about monsters of ghost but i dont believe it’s true. I believed it is created by demons to make us believed about it. Gosh. demons are real but Jesus Christ is more real. He defeated demons. Ty

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    • Jan Smith 08/09/2017, 8:33 PM

      Mary, you said it very well: God is more real — and He is infinitely more powerful, and He is on your side. Satan and his demons have no power over you. Their while game is deception.

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  • kensita 07/06/2017, 9:06 AM

    Thank you for the encouraging verses. I have taken your advice of having more time for reading the Bible and meditate upon them.
    Am now 30 years and I have been attacked by evil spirits several times but God delivers me.
    I have been asking myself on how to come out of this and be set free indeed not to be attacked again.
    thank you am going to put into practice what God has made you advise me to do.
    its my first time to think of searching from the internet on how to defeat the devil. my greatest enemy.
    Be blessed in the name of Jesus the Lord .

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    • Jan Smith 07/12/2017, 6:10 PM

      How wonderful to read your report, kensita. Praise God for Google searches!
      As for the devil, all he cn do is make noise. But nevertheless, he can trick you if you listen to him, and then run to the court of Heaven and get permission to attack you. As the Apostle Peter wrote:

      Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)

      But as I say, all he can do is roar. Sounds scary, but God has him on a leash. Use God’s Word as your weapon against the fevil.

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  • Rema G Curry 06/06/2017, 7:58 AM

    Would like to purchase your books Be Gone Satan For It Is Written, and How to Defeat The Devil please let me know where I can buy them.

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    • Jan Smith 06/18/2017, 4:11 PM

      Hi, Rema,
      I see you read my article, “How To Defeat The Devil As Demonstrated By Jesus”
      In the article, I quoted a long passage from the Gospel of Matthew wherein Jesus said to the devil, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written”.
      But I do not have a book on this topic. Sorry…

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  • Dwain 10/05/2016, 10:08 PM

    Real instructive and good anatomical structure of subject matter,
    now that’s user friendly (:.

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  • Jaco Grobler 09/16/2016, 4:44 AM

    Hi Jan thank you.And thank theLord for his everlasting promises.May the Lord bless you all.

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  • Tabitha 08/30/2016, 11:46 AM

    I’m glad I stumbled on you. Was preparing my sunday teaching abt fear. Then i decided to google and am really blessed. I have learnt a lot hoping to share with the church on Sunday. God bless you Jan.

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    • Jan Smith 08/31/2016, 3:55 PM

      Tabitha, this is the kind of thing that is supposed to happen: you read it and were blessed by it. Now you intend to share it with others.
      I have one request: please share my website address with your church family. Thanks!

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  • Angela Ament 08/12/2016, 1:38 PM

    I enjoy reading the Bible and doing my scriptures and learning a lot of different things in the Bible and what is happening through this world and I like to just look around in the Bible and get aquainted .

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  • Samuel 07/31/2016, 9:59 PM

    I am a new infantry being tested in a battle field. I am not worthy of his grace but he is a good father and he chose me. Thank you!

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    • Jan Smith 08/01/2016, 10:45 AM

      Samuel, the truth is: none of us are worthy. But He loves us anyway. After all, He created us.

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  • Reuben Isaac 07/29/2016, 12:44 AM

    God is working.

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  • Tamaerra 07/23/2016, 4:28 AM

    Hello , my name is Tamaerra . I’m 14 years old and I have a story that just happened to me . Is storming outside the clouds are moving on Down the sky’s where Iam . And so I’m a little frightened with storms . So I go and check my weather but I knew I shouldn’t have clicked off of this web page but I said to myself I’m Just checking the Weather what’s the worst that can happen ? Right . So before I start to check the Weather I was writing a comment before I clicked off saying o How I love the Lord . Jesus Christ and God Himself and how I’m Going to try and make a Better relationship with the lord . So I wasn’t done writing but that is what I had . So I click off to check the weather and checked does it supposed to be storming . I tried to get back on this webpage I had Ready for me to continue with my comment . SATAN deleted my webpage I had of this ! I Told him to flee for it Is written . Him and his demons back to hell I sent them . I love Jesus Christ . I love God . They are my life I love them with everything in my Teenage body . I will forever Be a Christian . I will never bow down to Satan Or His demons . I will Forever worship Jesus Christ . And God . Before I dance I Read a scriputure . I just love them with all my heart . I just want SATAN to leave Me and my family alone forever . That’s why Iam On this mission to defeat him and his demons with my GOD .

    I love you all Brother and Sisters . You all have a Blessed life and I wish you all the best ??? STAY PRAYED UP

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    • Jan Smith 08/01/2016, 10:19 AM

      Tamaerra, that is such a great story. I hope the things you said will encourage others.

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  • vuyo 04/30/2016, 1:34 AM

    I would like to thank you for revealing this secret for me and after I have read this passage I gained the strength and I know the
    victory is coming to my door step Satan have followed my life for ten years I went thru pains and sorrow even my marriage was attacked I pray that God to bless you more and more and be lifted up for conveying such a massage of God stay blessed I’m from S.A.

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  • Dionne 04/17/2016, 8:34 AM

    This was just wonderful. I am a new Christian and because of reading these wonderful articles, I am on my way:) Thank you for you excellent work.

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  • Sarah 04/09/2016, 12:03 AM

    Thank you. This was awesome and was very helpful in my walk

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  • Steve 03/22/2016, 5:08 PM

    Thanks Jan – I very much appreciated your insights.

    When you said that a thousand tons of gold wouldn’t be enough to take God from you – I could relate. I remember thinking the exact same thing when i was in my 20’s – but sadly I have not found my way back there.

    Deception is an interesting thing. By definition those being deceived dont know it. Investors with Bernie Madoff were probably his loudest advocates until their world came crashing down….The same with this spiritual battle we are in the midst of – but often blind to. Many thanks Steve (also an aero engineer – from Australia)

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    • Jan Smith 03/25/2016, 11:17 AM

      Hi, Steve. I really like what you wrote about deception. And that same kind of deception is going on in the world today… even in churches. People don’t see it because the don’t want it to be true.

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  • Michele Smith 01/30/2016, 2:50 PM

    I’ve always believed in God. I am not perfect, I’ve sinned like anyone else and I have a lot of faults. My life as far back as I can remember to now @ 54 years has been hard, unfair, ugly, and I have lost a lot in life and I question God why, why me? I truly believe what took place during my childhood scarred me for life and all the bad that could happen to a person, just fell in place like dominos. Was that the Devil? I think so. I go to church and Sunday school and I have a private prayer life. I guess I’m going at it all wrong, not walking in Gods word 100%. I have been in a situation for a while now and it has begun to take its toll on me. I have given it to God. Recently, I thought my prayers have been answered, I thought God has opened that door for me to step through and receive his blessings, unfortunately that was not the case and I came to a conclusion that it’s just the Devil, playing tricks on me, he’s trying his best to make me think there is no God. Because, part of my prayer is something I really want, need, and desire. I know that God knows my heart. And it makes me upset that the Devil will not leave me alone!. I truly believe that the Devil was and still is tempting me like he did with Christ, because I don’t have that blessing, I’m still in that same situation. Three separate times I thought God was answering my prayers. And three times the disappointment. I know it’s the Devil! I don’t know what my purpose in life is? Why am I here? Why is life so hard for me? Why can’t I receive God’s Blessings? Why is it so hard to be at peace, be joyful, not have control over fear and not be angry or upset? I think about what’s going to happen if I don’t ever find God the way you and other Christens have before my time is up, you know before death? When I found this article on line, it has shed some light on some of my questions. I am going to try and read scripture everyday even if I don’t understand it fully, I know God is at work with me some how some way, I can feel it. I just pray to God our Heavenly Father, in Christ’s name, that he shows me what I need to be shown, gives me the understanding, and answers to my prayers. I can’t tithe, due to not having any employment. That’s the door I thought God was opening up for me and nothing but a tease from the devil was there! The job that I desire and have been wanting has been offered to me three times already but has never come to pass. I have even settled for something less, applied to jobs that I know I can and will do even if I don’t want that type of employment, unfortunately, I can’t even receive that! I can go on and on but I think it’s best I don’t…Thank you for this article. May God Bless You Always!

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  • YEMI 01/20/2016, 8:09 AM

    thanks so much for this insight. pls i cant download the scripture memory page. its saying page not found. thanks

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    • Jan Smith 01/29/2016, 3:11 PM

      The Scripture memory page is back. This site was hacked badly in December (12/2015) and some things got deleted. But I’ve gotten much of it back online.

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  • Charles Bwalya 12/23/2015, 6:22 AM

    Hi Jan,
    Good day. I happen to be a child of God but of late especially in the 2 past years, i have been horrible. I had taken up womanizing at an alarming rate, thank God i was transferred to some town where long days tours are restricted. I had overnight overgrown with lust for women after 20 years of marriage imagine!! Thank God he exposed me to my wife through un deleted SMS that come from one of my many out side my marriage. That seem to be a turning point for me back to the Lord and be great friends with my wife. I promise my God to be faithful to his word and teaching. Your teachings Jan are amazing for my transformation through your word of the the Lord. Keep up with your terrific works, God bless you all the time.

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  • cassandra 12/20/2015, 6:49 AM

    Hi thank you for all this knowledge. I have accepted Jesus as my lord and savour getting baptized next year. God bless you

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  • Daniel Schultz 12/04/2015, 4:51 PM

    The devil keeps doing stuff to my head, and he keeps screwing with my sanity please help. I keep trying to push him away but I have awful nightmares, that are becoming more lucid every night. Jesus I pray upon you to deliver me from the awful demons in my room while I’m astral projecting, they keep screwing with my sanity, Its driving me LITERALLY INSANE, and most of them I was able to defeat on my own, but I don’t know how to remove a select few that have managed to survive in my room due to me not being able to fully expunge them with my Astral abilities, I may have crippled them between a minor to severe level depending on how strong they are, but they somehow managed to survive. Please Jesus I call upon you to expunge the rest of the demons in my room that have been causing my life problems and casualties in the past, and to send them somewhere where they can’t harm my life any further. In Jesus’s most Holy and Blessed name Amen!

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  • Mildred 10/02/2015, 3:20 PM

    Thank you so much for this revelation knowledge about GOD ‘s Word and memorising .I just stabled across your website while I was searching something. May GOD ALMIGHTY bless you as you continue to be a blessing to us.Thank you brother

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  • George Wilson Khaukha (Dr.) 09/06/2015, 4:51 AM

    Amazing how the Spirit of God uses us to fish souls for Christ. I have been giving spiritual talks on “How To Defeat The Devil” and jokingly typed this title for Internet search when I landed on the same topic on your website. I have wonderful Power Point slides of my own to share with all people on any forum. If you are interested I will email them to you to put on your website.

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    • Jan Smith 09/06/2015, 7:55 PM

      I agree with you, George, about how God uses us to, as you said, “fish souls for Christ”.
      I would be interested to see the slides you mentioned.

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  • Vee 08/29/2015, 5:16 PM

    Thank you so much for the wisdom you’ve shared on this site. I was searching Google for an answer about a question I had and stumbling on your website was by divine orchestration.
    I have heard loads of sermons about studying the word but it never really hit home. As I read your articles it’s like peices to a jigsaw puzzle came together, now suddenly it all makes sense. May God bless you and increase your influence so more people can get your message.

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    • Jan Smith 08/31/2015, 4:06 PM

      Thanks, Vee.
      I’ve often realized how helpful Google is in sending people to this blog. (We should be sending thank-you notes?)
      Also, I totally agree about the jigsaw puzzle. We have a million pieces, but no box-top to see what the picture is supposed to look like. But as we are able to fit more and more pieces together, we begin to “get it”. and see the “picture” God wanted us to see.

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  • Gus 08/27/2015, 12:40 PM

    Me semi-randomly coming to this page, just shows me that God is for me! I have been struggling greatly with this lately, but now I am going to commit myself to the study, meditation, and memorization of the word. God is great! Praise him.

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    • Jan Smith 08/27/2015, 2:29 PM

      Right on, Gus! It’s gotta be true that God is somehow leading to these articles. Who would know better than God where to find the help each person needs?

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  • September 08/18/2015, 11:01 AM

    Thank you so much for your site. I’m going through at the moment and am in a spiritual warfare. I’ve heard 3 sermons in a row that said to study and meditate in the word and then one day recently I was googling and looking for an answer to something and I came to your site. You and your writings are God sent! I truly thank God for you! I’m now on my journey to fill my mind and heart full of the Truth, God’s word. I have the victory today, the bible say so!

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    • Jan Smith 08/19/2015, 10:47 AM

      September, thank you in return for sharing your story. I pray that God will continue to strengthen you as He brings you through the trials you are in. It’s humbling to me to read how something I wrote down has helped you. And isn’t it interesting how God is using Google to connect people? But having said that, I keep wondering: where are the churches? Why do people have to go to Google to find out how to get victory over the devil??

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  • chuba aza 07/27/2015, 5:25 AM

    I found the truth in this write up and in the WORD

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    • Jan Smith 07/27/2015, 1:13 PM

      I’m glad I could help ~ Jan

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      • Abraham 08/12/2015, 11:08 PM

        Thank you for everything this really help me understand more about life , I had already new and kinda witness all these stuff for myself it like I was born with all these words

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        • Jan Smith 08/13/2015, 11:43 AM

          Abraham, I’m glad you found this helpful. Now be sure to spend regular time reading your Bible and letting God’s Word help to shape your life.

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  • Lola 07/17/2015, 7:12 AM

    Thank you so much. You’ve blessed my soul with these write ups. May God enrich your knowledge.

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    • Jan Smith 07/17/2015, 10:33 AM

      Lola, thanks for taking a moment to comment. I’m glad you have found help from my blog.

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  • Dorjawn Jernigan 07/06/2015, 10:33 AM

    I want to tell you how thankful I am to have read your post on how to defeat the devil. This entire site is awesome! This has been a powerful blessing to me! I feel so blessed and encouraged in the Lord!

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    • Jan Smith 07/09/2015, 7:16 AM

      Dorjawn, thank you for your kind words. Thanks for taking time to write a comment.
      And did you know… your words will be an encouragement to others.

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  • brenda 02/03/2015, 3:34 PM

    This is very helpful. Especially coming from a wonderful individuals who has been through experiences that can leave the avarage person confused. Thank you very much!

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    • Jan Smith 02/12/2015, 9:34 AM

      Thank you, Brenda, for those very kind words. I hope things are going well for you.

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  • Carm 09/29/2014, 12:43 PM

    Hi Jan!
    I am a Christian but I did not grow up as one. Since coming to the Lord in 2001, and going through many trials I am so happy to have found your website. Every thing you have written is God’s truth and your style of writing (a gift from God) has encouraged me to activate a new chapter in my life. I love how you simplified memorizing bible verses and by doing these steps my heart can really have a more intimate relationship with Jesus and I can have HIS peace knowing that HE is in control of every situation. By speaking HIS Word out loud and having it deep in my heart through saying it over and over again I can move forward in my life knowing that God has my back no matter what! By choosing to memorize scripture and making this a healthy habit everyday I can start having freedom in and through HIM. I want my life to be filled with all the blessings HE has for me and I want to pay it forward. Jan, I am so grateful and honoured to have read your website. Thank you and continued blessings for you, Joanne and for your children. Nothing holds more true than having a Saviour like Jesus Christ, Amen!

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    • Jan Smith 09/29/2014, 2:09 PM

      It would seem we have similar backgrounds. I did not grow up as a Christian either. I consider an event in 1993 to be the moment when I “got it”. (I wrote about that: Trust God, Because The Lord Gave And The Lord Has Taken Away ) Also, when you spoke of, “going through many trials”, that’s how I came to know these things that God has poured into me. It delights me no end to be able to pour His wisdom out for others to share. His grace is infinite! He loves us so much! ~ Jan
      P.S. Since you liked this article, why not forward it to friends? You’ll be helping to spread the Gospel. Just copy the excerpt in the green box above. The “read more” link will take your friends right to this article. Thanks!

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