Make Him Run
If you Google an image of the devil, you will get several ugly, despicable and scary images. These depictions of the devil create fear and trepidation in us. They create the impression that the devil is invincible, unafraid, unconquerable and WE must live in terror of him.
Even we Christians sometimes get caught up in this same mindset that the devil is to be feared. If you want a sleeping Christian to wake up, just tell him the devil is after him. Tell her you had a vision that a few demons were hovering around her and watch a lukewarm Christian become a prayer warrior overnight!
Note though that we are not told to flee or run away from the devil. We have been given the power to cause him to flee. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). This is played out in the encounter between the devil and Jesus in the wilderness (Matt. 4:11) He tried to get Jesus to fall and forfeit his purpose but Jesus resisted him every step with the word of God and in the end the devil fled from Jesus, not the other way round.
By giving us the power to become the sons of God through His death and resurrection, Jesus imbued us with the ability to drive away the devil, cause him to flee, cause him to retreat. The devil has no authority except that which God allows him to have. Do not forget the devil is just a creature of God’s, and is controlled by God too. YOU not the devil is made in the image of God and that is enough to boost your confidence. Anytime the devil tries to mess with you remember that you are meant to cause him to flee and not the other way round! Jesus has given us the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and to overcome ALL the power of the enemy. Period!!
Love, Lady Monica❤