James 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Hypotassō (Hoop a taso)
This word was a Greek military term meaning “to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader”. In non-military use, it was “a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden”.
Anthistēmi (an this tay me)
to set one’s self against, to withstand, resist, oppose
Pheugō (Few Go)
to flee away, seek safety by flight
to be saved by flight, to escape safely out of danger
As men of God we want to advance his kingdom. The enemy wants to do all he can to stand in our way. However, when we submit to God voluntarily, cooperate with him, assume responsibility and carry His burden we are on the offensive with the enemy. It says when we are submitted to Him and actively stand against and oppose the enemy he must flee. The enemy is in danger in this scenario. The definition of flee used here is “to be saved by flight, to escape safely out of danger” The enemy is on the defensive. Guys lets make sure we are daily submitting to Him so that we can advance his kingdom and keep the enemy in a defensive stance.