We know what successful resistance looks like because we have the perfect example in the temptation of Jesus Christ ( Matthew 4:1-11 ). Satan told Jesus, you’re hungry. A body has to eat. Go ahead and make yourself some bread. you deserve to win the attention of the people. Go ahead and jump.” you can have these kingdoms right now. Just bow down to me. I can guarantee you that nothing you and I will ever face will compare with the temptations Jesus faced. And he answered every one of them with the word of God: It is written. After Jesus used the word on Satan, the Bible says Satan left Him ( Matthew 4:11 ). When you resist the devil with the word of God, you pull out the lion’s teeth. So when Satan comes and tells you, you’ll never really change, you can tell him, I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. I have been raised with Christ. I am setting my mind on things above, not on things below” (see 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:1 ). The next time Satan lies to you and says, you’ll never be free of your problem,” tell him, you’re a liar, because God said anyone whom Jesus has set free is free indeed” ( see John 8:36 ). Remind the devil God’s is truth ( John 17:17 ), and that the truth sets people free ( John 8:32 ). Satan will leave you alone, because he can’t stand up to the word.