Q. I know that Jesus is my Savior, and I know that the only way to get saved is to believe in Him and His death on the cross for my sins. I have been wrestling with Satan who is trying to convince me that I am either not saved, or that I don’t have faith in what Christ did, or that i believe that I have more to do to keep my salvation. I know none of this is true, but how can I convince my heart of this and get Satan out of my head?
A. There are two passages of Scripture you should apply. One is James 4:7. “Submit yourselves then to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
The way to resist the devil is found in 2 Cor. 10:3-5.
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Matt. 7:7-8 and Romans 10:13 say that everyone who asks for salvation receives it. Ephesians 2:8-9 says your salvation was a gift from God. Ephesians 1:13-14 says your inheritance was guaranteed from the moment you first believed. Learn these verses well enough to know that anything that contradicts them is contrary to your knowledge of God so you can reject it. This is how you resist the devil.