Resist demons, don’t negotiate with them!
Peace with demons means they’ve won.
Peace with demons is only an illusion, if even that. Demons always intend evil. Demons will always harass and oppress. Any peace with demons assumes trust in treacherous beings.
I refuse to make peace with any demons.
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Nothing there about making peace. Or coexisting in some mutually agreed-upon ceasefire.
But don’t resist the devil on your own. That’s worse than attempting to stand upright in the full fury of a Category 5 hurricane. Effective devil-and-demon resistance requires the first part of that verse:
“Submit yourselves therefore to God” (James 4:7).
Submission to God is the prerequisite to victory over demons.
Submission to God leads to nearness to God. He lifts up those who humble themselves before Him.
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands…purify your hearts…” (James 4:8).
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10).
Make peace with God, not the devil!
When I step toward Him, He also steps toward me. It strikes me just now, though, that His steps are far bigger than mine. When I move toward God, the distance between us narrows immensely because of His matching movement toward me!
So it is imperative that I continue moving toward God, no matter how small my steps may seem to be.
Here’s something I wrote over 20 years ago: