The Resistant Life
Whenever I read James 4:7 to people, I often ask them, "Is resisting the devil an offensive maneuver or a defensive maneuver?" They usually reply with "It's an offensive maneuver." The reality is, though, that we usually live a defensive lifestyle. Yet, we are called by the Word to live in resistance to the enemy offensively, not defensively. Because of Jesus Christ, we have the ball, and we should be pushing forward offensively, instead of constantly trying to pull ourselves up from being beaten down by the enemy. The enemy is defeated and it is time to move into what God has for us!