You Adulterous people,
Don't you know that Friendship with the World
IS HATRED TOWARD GOD?
Anyone who chooses to be a Friend of the World
BECOMES THE ENEMY OF GOD.
Or do you think Scripture says without reason
That the Spirit He caused to live in us
TENDS TOWARD ENVY,
But He gives us more Grace?
That is why Scripture says:
'God Opposes the Proud
But gives Grace to the Humble.'
Submit yourselves, then, to God,
RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.
Come near to God and He will come near to you.
Wash your hands you Sinners,
And Purify your hearts, you Double-minded.
Grieve, Mourn and Wail.
Change your Laughter to Mourning
And your Joy to Gloom.
Humble yourselves before the Lord,
And he will lift you up.
How do we Resist the Devil?
We Humble ourselves before the Lord;
We say to the Lord,
You are my Way, my Truth and my Life;
The only Way, the only Truth and the only Life
In all that exists.
You are Love, and Your Love is Essential to me,
And You can only give Your Love to those who Love You;
Those who are Born Again, Born of Your Spirit;
Those who walk in the Light of Your Word.
Then You can Lift me Up;
Into Your Secret Place,
Where this World and its Worldly Enticements
Have No Hold of me.
When Worldly Enticements have no Hold on me,
The Devil is Resisted and Flees.
I have been Crucified with Christ and I no longer live
But it is Christ Who lives in me
And this life that I now live I live by Faith in the Son of God
And His Power at work in me (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:29))
I Set my heart on things Above (Colossians 3:1-4)
My life is Hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)
I cloth myself with the Garments of Christ (Romans 13:14)
And let His Word dwell richly in me (Colossians 3:16)