10 Powerful Ways To Resist The Devil So He Will Flee

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Resist The Devil And He Will Flee is something that most Christians say but do you really know what that means and how you can do it?  Are you going to do some ritual on an Ouija board and sprinkle Holy Water around you, all while watching evil spirits to be banished from your presence?

There are evil spirits but not in the sense that it is folklore or you are going to be trying to do something crazy and impossible. And if you are a Christian saying that you do not believe in the devil then you better start because the devil sure does believe in you and he is ready and waiting to jack up your life.

No, we do not see anybody running around with horns trying to get us to eat the forbidden fruit, but the devil operates in his own way.  And if you are not keen on him and his tricks then you are literally giving him too much power to do what he wants in your life.

On the other hand, if you recognize the works of the devil then you know how to resist him and make him leave you the heck alone. Also, check out my video on how to fight the devil and click here to subscribe to my channel. 

Resist the devil and he will flee-  #1 Recognize That He Does Exist

The first step to anything is to realize that you have a problem. And the devil is your problem. The main reason that people have a hard time understanding the devil is that they do not understand how Satan works and the devil is not something you can see. And if you don’t understand how the devil works then how can you ever learn to resist him. Staying in denial about the devil does not make you immune to all of his nonsense.

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Some people feel that evil spirits consist of having your head spin around and green stuff pouring from your face. When in fact the devil is ALL around us. It is in people, through other people’s actions, and even in our world even if they do not know it. The devil is SO cunning in the sense that we have become immune to all of this crazy crap in the world when in fact a lot of it is nothing but the devil. The devil does not just work on a minor level but on a larger and global level.

The greatest trick the devil has done is to is trick mankind into believing that he does not exist.

 And when bad things happen, we blame each other instead of seeing the evil for what it really is, and that is the devil.  We are actively choosing to give the devil more power by ignoring his works, counting him as being dead, and as the world goes to hell in a handbasket we start to see these things as normal.

I speak about this in my get ready with me video when I spoke about how I had the spirit of lust and how I had to resist the devil so that he would flee.  Literally, for me, this was a turning point when I realized that not only is the devil real but how to fight him.

Also, I would like to give this book suggestion called Demons The Answers (click my affiliate link here to buy) that I spoke about in the video that gave me a better understanding of the resist the devil and he will flee mentality.

How To Resist The Devil –  #2 Knowing The Works Of The Devil

The second step in understanding how to resist the devil is like I said before the devil works on a global level and a personal level. I am going to talk about how he works on a personal level. You cannot control everything that goes on in the world but you can control what goes on with yourself and how you let the devil impact you.  Knowing that the following things are works of the devil will help you understand how the devil works within you and other people.

  • Jealousy is the work of the devil. 


  • Hating people is the work of the devil. 
  • People that are excessively violent toward others are the devil.
  • Sexual perversion (pedophilia, rapist, etc.) is working on the devil.
  • Wanting to get back and people no matter what the cost is is the works of the devil.


These are just to name a few.  If you really examine your day and your mind, have you ever noticed negative emotions coming over you for no reason?  Have you ever just hate someone for no real reason other than you hate them?

Have you ever noticed someone who was just rude and nasty to any and everyone they encountered for no reason? Any sort of negative and malicious emotion is the devil.  We were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and God is love (1 John 4) so anything that is beyond that love is the works of the devil. It really is that easy.

 #3  How To Resist The Devil, Guard Your Heart

It really does take a strong mind to resist the devil since as I said before so many of us operate in his works and we do not even know.  Because the devil does operate in other people

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

Therefore, the first thing you MUST do is guard your heart.  I also have a video on this that you can watch down below.

The Bible states

More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it. Proverbs 4:23

I have an entire blog on the importance of guarding your heart. And if you allow every single thing into your heart that this is exactly what you will become. In that blog I state the following:

The main reason why you should guard your heart is that not everyone has your best interest in mind.  People will take your trust, your vulnerabilities, your tears, everything that you hold dear, and step on it  They can manipulate you and throw their own jaded and crazy ideas into your head and into your heart, changing you as a person.

For example, someone may tell you that you need to lose weight. They may say it over and over again and then you start to see yourself as fat even when you did not see yourself as fat before.  When it starts to get abnormal is when you start throwing up and starving yourself to get skinny. 

And then every time you look in the mirror you see a fat person.  Even if you weigh 100 pounds you will still see fat.  And guess what?  That started somewhere. Instead of you nipping it in the bud when the first person said it, you let it fester, and you let it into your heart.  And now you have a very serious issue and an eating disorder.

Does that make sense? Do you see how the devil is?  How he can play off some insecurity (operating through someone else) and make that insecurity bigger and bigger until it starts to turn into something else.

You have to guard your heart and protect yourself from what people say about you. The devil can work through other people AND other people can have you feeling bad about yourself if you allow it.

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How To Resist The Devil  –  #4 Guard Your Mind

I used to struggle with sexual thoughts.  All the time.  All day every day. For years.  Until something dawned on me.  This was not normal this was works of the flesh (see my blog here). This was not God this was the devil. This is why I am telling you that it is important to guard your heart and guard your mind.

If you are familiar with the Holy Spirit then you should know that this is how God talks to us in the same way the devil can get to our minds too. The devil gives us sexual thoughts, makes us be vindictive, put crazy ideas in our head that we know we should not allow, temps us to commit adultery, and tries to talk us into doing things that we know we should not be doing.

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45

And I will go so far as to say that whatever is in both your heart and your mind is what you will act on. RARELY has anyone taken any action without thinking about it first. And if your mind is the devils’ playground then you are going to act on whatever he (as in the devil) is telling you to do. Therefore, you need to guard both your heart and your mind from the devil’s suggestions.

 #5 How To Resist The Devil ~ Fasting

Now that you understand the basic idea of the devil you need to get to the whole resist the devil and he will flee.  Remember those sexual thoughts that I told you, I used to suffer from them. I do not suffer from them anymore. In fact, I did not even realize that I had an issue with sexual thoughts until I purged myself of them through spiritual fasting (see my blog here).

The fasting, praying, and trying my hardest to push those of out my head was really hard. To the point that I felt sick. But then guess what? After fasting and prayer, it went away. In three days and I have not struggled with that since. Not struggling with lust gave me the strength to control my flesh and to become celibate, which I still am today.

Therefore, the first way to make the devil flee is to fast. I would really encourage you to also read my post on the benefits of fasting. The point of fasting is not to starve yourself so that you lose weight. It is to get a grip on your body, your flesh, and your mind.

By denying yourself the basic right of food you are literally saying to God that He is all you need. You are literally telling your body, mind, and flesh that you are the one that is in charge NOT what your Earthly body feels. This is why fasting is ideal when resisting any sort of negative thinking, emotions, and energy.

I have an entire ebook on how to spiritual fast because I believe so strongly in it and it is only 99 cents and it will tell you everything you need to know.  Just click here or the picture below to buy.

Now let’s get into a real example of how to resist the devil and he will flee.

How Jesus Did It

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.  The tempter came to him and said, If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread. Jesus answered It is written: 

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.  Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. If you are the Son of God, he said, throw yourself down. For it is written:

˜He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

 Jesus answered him, It is also written: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.  Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

All this I will give you, he said, if you will bow down and worship me. Jesus said to him, Away from me, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only. Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. Matthew 4:1-11

The devil tried to tempt Jesus many times.  When he was fasting for 40 days, do you really think the devil just showed up to talk to him in person?  No, it was in his mind.  The devil spoke to him through his thoughts and that is the real trickery. Can you imagine starving and following the will of God and a voice in your head telling you over and over again. Just eat.

How many times does the devil do it to you?  Tries to get you to bend your moral character, making you think that you could have riches if you just do something that you know is wrong.

The devil is no fool.  He has been around since the beginning of time.  He knows the ways of man.  He knows our minds and how to make us feed into his ways.  He has manipulated humanity and this world since the creation of Adam and Eve.

But see even in this story, Jesus was hungry and the Devil “seemingly” seemed to be offering him a good deal.  Jesus was in tune with God and therefore knew that the devil was full of crap. And also the fasting that Jesus had during this time was showing the devil that I am not controlled by my flesh or things in the world. God is what controls me.

How To Resist The Devil Step #6 But HOW Can I Make Him Flee

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In those old cartoons, you will often see an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other.  Each one of them trying to convince a person to do something that can be good or it can be bad.  It is like that in real life.

Each day, there is something coming against your mind, trying to trap you into wrongful thinking (that is the devil).  If you are not aware of it, you will choose the devil on your shoulder over choosing the angel.

The devil does try to come against our lives, in our choices, and in the decisions we make. He would like us to make a bad one if he has anything to do with it.  But we all have the choice to fight against it. We can always choose the angel on our shoulder, also known as the holy spirit (click to read my blog).

A big way we fight against it is by becoming aware of it.  If you stay in ignorance and think there are no devils or demons out there, then you become a prime target.  That is what the devil wants you to think. The main thing is that you need to KNOW what the Bible says.

If both the devil and God are trying to get you to go in a certain direction but you don’t know which one is which then you will not know which one to follow. Which is why you MUST read and understand the Bible. The Bible clearly tells us to test the spirit. And you can only pass a test if you know the answers to it.

Therefore, study the Bible and you feel that the devil is trying to get you to be or do something, test it against God’s word that way you know if the direction is coming from God or the devil. Get the Bible I read from that I highly suggest and it gives such an understanding (click my affiliate link here).

 #7 Resist the Devil But Don’t Resist God

Remember, Our fight is always with the devil, not with God, and not with other people.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

Recognize and know who the real enemy is.  In my book (which you can read about and buy here) I made the following quote about how the devil works through people.

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. Never, Lord! he said.

This shall never happen to you! Jesus turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns. Matthew 16:19-23

Can you imagine the look on Peter’s face when Jesus called him Satan? But see, Satan was working through Peter, and he did not even know it.

The devil works through people all the time and sometimes they do not even know. So when people attack you or come against you instead of responding in “getting back at them” or even “anger” respond back in a respectful way and with love.

If the devil is working through someone else to make your life a living hell, then understand that that person may not be strong enough to resist the devil, but you need to be strong enough. Do not stoop down to their level and allow the devil to work through you by acting out of your character. Which I have another video on if you want to know more about the devil that you can watch below.

#10 How To Resist The Devil And He Will Flee ~ Final Thoughts

I am urging all Christians to believe in the devil.  You do not have to worship him, but you must believe in him so you know how to protect yourself against him. When you see the devil for who he is, then we know when he is trying to be up in our lives and mess it up.

Remembers as Christians we have dominion over the devil. You should NOT be scared of him as Christians we should not be fearful.  Because our father trumps him and we have the power.  Just like Jesus told Peter

“Jesus turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns. Matthew 16:23

The best book to read regarding the devil and his games is the Screw Tape Letters.  I do promise you this book is worth the read and it will tell you all about the devil and the games that the devil plays in your life.

The read is a little hard, but really push yourself to read it and understand it. Because it is hands down the best book about exactly how the devil seeks to destroy you and your life.

If you know someone that needs to learn how to resist the devil then go ahead and share this post with them.

As I mentioned before one of the ways to resist the devil is through spiritual fasting.  If you want to know more about spiritual fasting then get this complete comprehensive guide on spiritual fasting that will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to start and finish a successful fast FOR ONLY .99 cents. Just click here or the picture below.

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