You Cannot ‘Out Think’ the Devil But You Can ‘Out Speak’ Him

by Rex Rouis

Sibyl-of-lemos-juan-carlos-Boveri-300-webYou say – “I really try to meditate on scriptures, to bring the Word from my head to my heart, but it never works. In my mind, the good thoughts get crowded out by negative thoughts and the constant problems of the day.  Is there something I can do?”

Yes, there is something you can do. Forget what you think or feel like, and speak the scriptures out of your mouth. You cannot ‘out think’ the Devil but you can ‘out speak’ him. On our site there is a page of Confessions, use them. They are mostly built upon the prayers of Paul for the Churches. I think this one is the best – Confession – Change Your Life. Speak it out of your mouth. Don’t stop. Personalize it if you like and add other scriptures. Whatever jumps out at you.

You probably won’t feel anything but keep speaking. Faith and God’s Spirit are not a feeling. The feelings will come later. You are planting seeds of the word of God into your mind and heart. They WILL grow up into a harvest of faith. That is the way it works. This is the Kingdom of God.

Faith and God’s Spirit are not a feeling.
It is simple and yet hard to do. Especially if the Devil has somehow gotten a foothold in your mind or your feelings. You will have to ignore both for a while. Both he and this world will do everything they can to keep you from doing this very thing – speaking the good things of God into your life. Speak the word of God, and meditate on it until it becomes a part of you. First, it will change you on the inside, and soon your life will change on the outside. How long will it take? I don’t know. Everyone and every situation is different. But does it really matter? How bad do you want it? How bad do you need it? I know this – it will be worth it.

Don’t try to believe. You can’t. ‘Faith comes’ by hearing and hearing by the (spoken) word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Relax, speak the word and spend time with Him. Know that ‘He is and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him’ (Hebrews 11:6). At some time and in some way, His voice will come, and His voice will bring faith and victory.

You cannot ‘out think’ the Devil but you can ‘out speak’ him.
Try to focus your mind but don’t worry about it. It will wander. That will eventually change and get better. It is a process, a process called – renewing your mind. Jesus paid for all this. It is not based on your works, but there are things you must do. It can be hard work, but there is a big difference between the negative self ‘works’ of Romans Chapter 4 and the diligent hard work of obedience. Obey Him by putting the word of God into your heart and then seek Him. He will do the rest, and it will be good. Go get’m, God is on your side.


  1. thank youu Yahshuah for this, i really needed this… i particularly like what he opened with about one trying so hard to meditate on the word to get it from his head to his heart… this is refresher for me.. Shalom..

  2. Dear Faith Mechanic can I get your email address. I would like to send you a private message about an issue of concern in my walk with God.

  3. I need help for my fear, unbelief and lack of faith. Please help me if you can. I have been in tormenting fear for over 20 years over this. Ive been to numerous deliverances to no avail. I have prayed, read the bible and cried out to God asking him to make Himself real to me. How can you pray for faith when you’re in unbelief? I question the power of God, and at the same time I know He is all powerful. Everyone says you have to have faith to get your prayers answered. God wont answer your prayes without faith right? I am at my wits end and feel like i’m going to lose my mind. I want Jesus so badly and to experience His lobe so desperately but I dont know what to fo. My mind keeps telling me that i dont even believe He hears my prayers when i pray. The thoughts in my mind are horrible and when i plead the blood it still doesnt stop. Please, do you know if there is any hope for me or am i too far gone?

  4. I have been living with depression, paralyzed fear and unbelief for over 20 years. Ive had numerous deliverances done on me but nothing happens. Ipray alot and read scripture out loud but it only seems to get worse. I plead the blood of Jesus but the thoughts get louder. Im in agony and torment about not being able to believe in the power and love of God for me. I want to have faith so desperately but I dont know howto get it because i’m in unbelief. I dont even know if i have faith that God hears my prayers. My mind is so messed up. So many people prayed for me but nothong happens. I am so scared that there’s no hope for me and, and that God is angry at me. Is there something I can do to build faith with a heart of unbelief? I keep thinking Im too far gone for God and i live in a constant state of torment. Don’t know how much longer i can hold on. PLEASE can someone give me some advice. I dont want to take showers, go out of my room or even eat. I just want Jesus but He’s so far away from me and all I can see is darknes. Thank you for your reply

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      Faith – Please so not do any more long comments like this. This is not the place for that. I will have to delete them. Rex

  5. I have objects strange moving all over my body how do i overcome this by faith

  6. The Lord continue to bless and increase you and your ministry. I have been blessed by many articles on this site but this article is really the KEY to all the other articles working. Renewing the mind I know is KEY. I am determined to get to that place “that I might know Him………”
    But this article has helped me understand the process of renewing the mind. Thank you. I am convinced that as I act on this article what is happening is MASSIVE and I will eventually “get it in my heart” Thank you and God bless.

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      Hope – Sorry this it so late. You got it. Do it and go for it. We love you. Rex

  7. Mark I tried to find you on Facebook I need everyone praying for me and We have had 4 years of deviation and destruction in our lives loosing everything we had as a result of drug use by my husband and I turning us into people we didn’t even know anymore .We become homeless and my husband.was forced to move out state and try to rebuild our lives …And in order to get away from the people places and things that tempted him to do drugs.Leaving us until he had a place to provide for me and the kids for within 7 months we had manage to stay clean and find us a home .After arriving to a new place I soon realised that what I thought was the end of the battle only was the beginning of what the devil and demons had in store to rip my family apart I have ask myself if the heart ache of my husband trading his drug addiction into a sexual addition having affairs with several women hßas made me crazy and if what I believe is in my home terrorizing. Me and my family My youngest is scared I am scared but today this morning I google Bible verses that protect my family .I said these aloud and I will continue to proclaim my faith in God wether the things that are happening in my home are real or not I will have faith in God that the illness I am having will not be as bad as my negative thought has corrupted my mind. I have tried to reason with myself and give logical explaination but some events have been unexplainable. Please pray God be with us and protect us I myself know that along with dark shadows there has been light ones that has given the feeling of protection I just want the devil to stop attacking my family and I know we can’t fight him alone God is strength and hope and faith..I hope you don’t mind that your message to help grabbed me to ask for help from people who trust in the Lord God Bless you.

    1. hi iam about to make a life transformastion iam a single father who is raising my three year old daughter myself have been going through som much havoc and failures struggles with drug alchohol addiction which i dont do now though iam still in beginning stages of recovery my daughter been taken away by social services for short period she is with me again we are on the verge to moving away to alberta from where we suffer at now all seems difficult to do but step by step with prayer and trying to manage my emotions and provide for daughters need on the little financial support i get on welfare is tough it may or may not work for this move im hoping it does otherwise things can go bad very quickly because we are kindof homeless to at same time please pray the authority of what i have in christ oiver the enemie who is trying to steal this from me which i dont weant it to i truly want this move and chasnge for our lives

      1. I pray that God has already change your situation as I am reading this. this brought tears to my eyes and sorrow in my Heart for you and your daughter, but know that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think. stay in the word of God daily and pray daily……, meditating on his word. See i am some kin to that situation where as I used drugs recreational and then I was introduced to smoke in a different way because that was my husbands way of getting me involved so i could be the supplier. But, God had a plan to deliver me from drugs as a whole. Hallelujah! I am drug free today because I had to go down in the valley to be delivered from the way I like to get high and not so much as the way my husband wanted to get high. See God always has a plan to deliver his own! Sometimes he uses the people that are close to us to break us and return to him. Keep seeking God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit for Guidance. Trust in the Lord and do good and he God will lift you up in due season if you faint not. Never give up keep going and trusting God for you latter will be better than your beginning. Hallelujah Hallelujah !

  8. You don’t have to be afraid that devil will come back to you. All you have to do is to receive the Holy Spirit into your life, for he that is in you is greater than He that is in the world (first john 4:4). You no longer have to be afraid for Christ has conquered through the cross. You just have tn invite the Lord to abide in you and i assure you He will, cos when he abides in zou then you will be a no-go area to tie devil ane his demons. Remember, “victory start with the name of Jesus in our lips and is consummated when we are Christlike”.

  9. Please am “off/on in Christ
    Am just like a baby christian,
    I fail and fall daily.
    I’ve known this site for months, but due to my babyish strength, I can’t withstand so long, I will fall.
    But today’s topic really touched me,but am afraid, the devil might return into me again, for I’ve cast him out of me,Now.

    I don’t think I need prayers—am not sick.
    All I need for now, is a mentor to look after me as a shepherd/ as a father/ as a mother.

  10. Dee Dee, I am right there with you. My season has been lasting for over 2 years due to divorce and the many trials and evil works that come with it. I haven’t worked due to depression, and now I can’t get hired due to my extended “break.” Gained tons of weight. Can’t sleep. Only have my sweet little child half time. It REALLY sucks right now, but time and God’s grace has healed a good portion of my heart, and I’m ready to “live again.”

    All I can say is that we have to work on our FAITH and take the steps that this article has laid out for us. Except for one pastor, I have NEVER heard anyone or anything else mention that you won’t feel faith at first, or during a renewal phase. This article is the honest truth, and what we all need to hear!

    Please try to take heart, and know that with hard work and major patience, “This too shall pass.” I keep telling myself that, and I’m right there with you in the “middle” sister. God Bless!

  11. 1.) Speak the good word,

    2.) Plant the seeds of God’s word into your mind and heart.

    3.)Ignore the negative thoughts.

    4.) REPEAT.

    LOVE IT!!! This is really great, just what I needed to hear. Most of us think that maybe our bible studies aren’t working after even a week of doing it, or that is going to church doesn’t work, because we’re not “feeling” His grace during these works. But this article has nailed it on the head, that you have to keep doing these Christian dedicated works over and over again, and over time it WILL pay off. It’s very comforting to know that just because you don’t FEEL it doesn’t mean it’s not working.

    Thank you so much for this article. Praise God!

  12. Hello everyone,

    I believe that my situation is the worst. No job, sleeping all day, bad thoughts. Angry with myself. I believe God have been saved all of my life, attend church regularly, direct the choir and yet I have allowed this spirit to overtake me. How do I recover from this. It has been going on for over 3 years now and I want to find my way back! Help me GOD!

    1. I dont know where you are. I am responding from the ‘back waters’ of Africa. Take this as for what it is. God speaking to you and responding to your cry.

      God is on your side, always. Apply the blood on each situation that faces you. God has already redeemed your life from destruction and healed your life by His Word.

      God is bigger than any affliction, including yours. Take the Word of God. Read it. Hear it. Think it. Speak it. The Word of God works like a seed. Plant it, it will grow and bring forth a hundred fold.

      God is faithful. Are you faithful to do that which He has spoken to you? According to your faith, be it done unto you.

  13. All you Prayer Warriors, Please Pray for our friends daughter Danielle Martini here in Palmdale California, there is a Evil spirit dwelling in her since April 4th, and its trying to take her life, the Priest said that she let him in, How can this be possible when she is handicapped and a innocent child of God?? Please pray for her that this evil thing gets out of her NOW, In the name of Jesus answer this prayer be answered true and so right now, Amen.

  14. I love the way you put this, taking the self-improvement out of it.

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      Dayna – Thank you and God bless you. Keep putting the word into you, and keep speaking it out. It is the road to victory. We love you. Rex

  15. Gods word is life to those who seek it. Gods word is alive and effective. Even if your mouth and tongue gets tired. You must confess the word daily. You must. The devil is lion ready to devour. But in the Name of Jesus Christ we ARE Overcomers.

  16. This Word is powerful and blessing to me, I can only say Thank you! I will share with one who needs.

  17. Rex, Excellent!! Thank you for this encouraging article. I like that, out talk the devil!!!

      1. God bless you Rex for this pure& undiluted bible studies, may the good lord continue to strengthen you .I gave my life to christ 4 years ago& for the first time im having this strong feeling that i was just a born again on the surface, yes i run straight race with God, bible studies, nitvigils, choir , crusades, offerings & tithes am never left out yet i could feel that i have been scraching on the surface, honestly speaking i must confess to you that just 3 days bible studies from you had transformed my life, in a simple language, A BIBLE ADDICT

  18. Very, very true and powerful “rhema!” Revelation! Great article….. Definitely Holy Spirit inspired!

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      Errol – Thank you and God bless you. ‘The word of Faith that we preach!’

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