Martin Luther, the founder of the Reformation of the church in the sixteenth century, struggled against depression all his life. Nevertheless, he lived victoriously, and his life changed the whole course of Western history. In his daily times of prayer, his confession of faith was open and verbal. He often shouted at the devil such words as, “Devil, I defy your accusations in the name of Jesus. You are a liar who will suffer forever in the lake of fire. In the name of Jesus, I command you out of my mind!”
The devil even tried to use his tricks on Jesus. Read about Jesus’ forty days of temptation in Matthew 4:1–11. Again, Satan mixed truth with deception. But Jesus showed boldness and perseverance in his spiritual battle. He used the truth of God’s Word to defeat the devil soundly.
You too can defeat Satan’s deadly mixture. Resist him with the truth, and he will flee from you!