James 4:7: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
That is the foundation for a successful spiritual fight and guarantee of victory. It starts when we submit ourselves to God. You cannot win any fight without him. He is the source of your spiritual victory. And not only of victory! He is the source of eternal righteousness, love, light, peace, joy and anything that is good. You need to be connected to that source before you can expect to start fighting evil. Bow down before him and acknowledge his kingship. When you submit yourself to God He makes you like him in nature. Evil leaves you from inside out. You cannot resists exterior evil if evil is present within. You need to get rid of it within, so that you can fight it on the outside.
When you have done that you can successfully resist the devil. He will flee at the word of your command in terror. If you are under authority of God, devil is under your authority. If you are not under authority of God you are under devil’s authority. That’s it! Pretty simple right? We cannot be in neutral territory. Either we server one and resists the other or vice versa. There is no neutral spiritual territory. So, whom do you submit yourself and whom do you resist?