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Draw near to God, resist the devil

Only by getting humble before the Only Higher Power that is wiser and more powerful than the devil, can we receive grace to know and walk in the truth that will set us free.

"But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." -James 4:6-10

The single most misquoted verse in all the Bible, in my observation, is found in this conditional promise:
"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:31-32

Whenever we fail to continue in Christ's word, we are no longer his disciples indeed; the truth becomes obscure and irrelevant, and the truth no longer works as Jesus declared that it would; leaving us in a prison of deception and lies.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass