How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove? Job 6:25 KJV
Raise your hand if you’ve ever said this. Well, let me set up the scenario for you. You find yourself in a situation or circumstance that is not from God; or you recognize Satan at work in your life. You try to pull up some spiritual “word of faith” talk to thwart the enemy. So you say, “The devil is a lie!” If you’ve said it, lift those hands high! Guess what? Satan already knows that. In fact, Jesus himself said that. And he was talking to the scribes and Pharisees when He said it. They were liars too!
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. John 8:44
Saying “The devil is a lie!” is no more effective in getting him to leave you alone than telling a drunkard that he is a drunkard will make him stop drinking. In the opening passage, Job made mention of the fact that his words got him into the situation he was in (The thing that I feared the most has come upon me. Job 3:25). He acknowledged that he had been speaking wrong. But the right words, words from the Holy Scripture that address what God has already done about the situation; are a force that transform into a divine act. God’s word spoken out of our mouths become tangible things. We don’t have to know how. That’s His job. We just have to have the confidence that the Word works. His Word never fails, so if we are speaking His words, nothing we say shall fall to the ground empty because the Lord Himself backs them up. (1Samuel 3:19)
The problem is that many Christians don’t know what to say when the trouble comes. In fact, when the trouble comes, it’s too late to learn then. You’ll have to be ready the next time. The only way to accomplish this is attending a good Bible teaching church and individual study of the Word of God. Gone are the days of “making stuff up” because it sounds good or we heard some preacher say it. We need results!