And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God. Luke 4:4 (AMPC)
‘It is written’ is how Jesus overcame the temptations and triumphed over satan in the wilderness. Every temptation the enemy brought, Jesus resisted with “it is written”
We are commanded to resist the devil and he will flee. James 4:7b (NKJV)
There are some who think and say that fasting runs the devil out but if it does it would have worked for Jesus too but it didn’t. It was after Jesus had fasted forty days and nights that the devil came to tempt Him. Jesus resisted or run out the devil saying it is written or speaking the Word of God. Speaking the Word of God is the number one way we resist the evil one. The Word of God is living, powerful and active. Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)
Jesus cast out evil spirits from those who were possessed using the Word. Matthew 8:16 (AMPC) When evening came, they brought to Him many who were under the power of demons, and He drove out the spirits with a word and restored to health all who were sick.
It is written or speaking the written word of God is how we live and walk by faith, in authority and power.
What’s troubling you, what are you dealing with, what do you want to accomplish? Engage the ‘it is written” Employ the written Word of God as you speak it.
Has sickness attacked your body, a loved one or anyone else you could help? Declare it is written “by His stripes we were healed” 1Peter 2:24 and that enemy will flee.
Choose to live and move by the “it is written” as you speak the living, powerful Word of God in every situation. Now you can’t know that it is written unless you have read it somewhere or before. Make it a habit to read and study God’s word.