Now in Jesus's own words in John 8:42-47, "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent Me. V43 Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My Word. V44 Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. V45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe Me not. V46 Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me? 47 He that is of God heareth God's Words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."
In Ephesians 4:27, "Neither give place to the devil." And again in Ephesians 6:10-12, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. V11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. V12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." This is a direct statement to the Spirit filled believer. Whether we want it or not, we are in battle with the enemy. And to know the parameters of the enemy is a great advantage.
God-thinking doesn't allow the enemy to win the war. It requires that you believe what God is telling you and to move forward expecting the enemy to war against you. But you also know that by putting on the armour of God you can stand and fight, and win."
Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010