The devil's whole strategy is to get you to turn loose of your faith in God and His Word.
MARK 4:15 NIV
15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.
How can the devil steal the Word from someone? Only when it seems untrue. People don't turn loose of what they believe is true.
So, to steal the Word, the devil must convince people it's not true. The devil does this by getting us to focus on what our senses tell us, instead of on God's Word, the seed which changes our circumstances when we retain it.
As with any seed, the full manifestation of its life is not apparent immediately, but manifests over time with the proper care. God's Word will change your circumstances!
If you don't believe God's Word, you won't act on it. Without following God's instructions, you will not be made free (see John 8:31-32).
Actions cannot be separated from believing. Whatever you are acting on is what you really believe.
In the New Testament, "faith" is the noun and "believe" is the verb form of the same Greek word. So, hanging on to your faith means to keep believing what God said -- regardless of circumstances.
HEBREWS 10:23 KJV
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
A key to hanging on to your faith is found in what you say. When you speak of fear and doubt, faith shrivels. But when you speak faith words in line with the Bible, your faith grows strong.
The devil tries to get you to doubt God and His Word. The devil wants you to give up on God, to not trust Him, to not expect Him to do what He said in His Word. Do not give up! God can be trusted.
SAY THIS: I will keep on believing and acting on God's Word.
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