Imagine a picture that is split in half. The left side has a picture that has a foot of Jesus stopping on the head of the Devil that says “1. Stop him Jesus”. Then on the right side of the picture has a shadow of the Devil that says “2. Let him loose”. Now you are to click 1 or 2 in the comment section below on this Facebook post. Here is the rant that came from this post.
I do not like this concept for the simple reason that Jesus did not die for us, nor did he come to this earth for us to sit back and let him do all the work. Jesus never once said that he would stop the devil from coming against you, but rather, we are the ones that are supposed to make him run from us. James 4:7 says “resist the devil and he will flee from you,” not “call on Jesus and the devil will flee from you.” This requires YOU to actually do something. Jesus wants us to have abundant life. In order to have that, we have got to have the courage to stand up for ourselves.
If we cower in a corner and call for Jesus to bail us out every time Satan starts messing with us, we will never have abundant life, because once he knows what we will do and knows that it will keep us down, he will be more persistent than a newborn baby wanting its way. Someone tell me I’m wrong here. I know I’m not, but if you disagree with me, show me something to support your side.
Until then, I choose number 2. Bring it on, I’ve got nothing better to do than have a good life. I know what I’m made of, I know I’m one of God’s children, so bring it. Show me what you’ve got. If it is too much for me to handle, then I know God will GIVE ME THE STRENGTH to handle it myself, he won’t just step in and say “oh, leave Jason alone, you’re too much for him devil.” No. He will show me that I am able to do anything because he made me to overcome every evil this world has to offer. So here’s my answer again: 2.