21. There are some Christians who fear the devil; is their attitude right?




No, it isnít, because a Christian cannot fear an enemy, or rather the enemy, that has been overcome by all Christians.

Did John not say: ďI write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked oneĒ (1 John 2:13)? And how did we overcome the devil? We overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11). Therefore, we sons of God have overcome the devil by the blood of Christ Jesus shed for the remission of our sins, and then also by our confession of faith we made and we are still making with our mouth.

John says that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4), that is, the prince of this world, and therefore we are on the side of the winners, on the side of the strongest ones because Jesus Christ, the Son of God who destroyed him that had the power of death (that is, the devil), is in us and with us. Jesus Christ has disarmed the devil and all the principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross (Col. 2:15), consequently Christians cannot be afraid of the devil nor of the demons.

We have been born of God and the wicked one does not touch us. God has put a hedge around us as He put it around Job, God has put His powerful and strong angels around us, and they deliver us from the schemes of Satan, of his demons, and of his ministers; therefore we are safe, we are secure as a young lion. All the curses that wizards and witches try to put on us donít frighten us at all, because they canít work, in that God keeps us from all harm, and He makes those curses return over the heads of those who put them, yes, because the Scripture states that if a man digs a pit, he will fall into it, if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him (Proverbs 26:27 Ė NIV).

With regard to this topic, please read the testimony of Emmanuel Eni Amos (that is, his book Delivered from the powers of darkness), who tells us how when he was a wizard he tried to hurt some Christians but with no success because of the protection of God around those Christians.

To Christ Jesus, the one who overcame the devil, be the praise and the glory now and forevermore. Amen.