Have you ever been in an argument with someone?  Sure you have. And you wanted to get in the last word, right?  Don’t we all, even if it’s only “Phhhttt!”?  It has been said there are two ways to win an argument with a woman. But neither one works.  But do you know what?  You CAN win an argument with the devil.  And here’s how:….

Let’s read the account when Jesus was tempted of the devil in the wilderness:
Mat 3:16  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Mat 3:17  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mat 4:1  Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mat 4:2  And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
Mat 4:3  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Mat 4:5  Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Mat 4:6  And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Mat 4:7  Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Mat 4:8  Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mat 4:10  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Mat 4:11  Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

We see here how the devil tried several methods to try to get the Lord Jesus to sin.  He appealed first to His hunger, but Jesus replied with the Word of God, then he appealed to His trust in God, and Jesus replied with the Word of God. Lastly, he appealed to his pride, and again, Jesus replied with the Word of God.  Then the devil left him, uttering not a word.  In each temptation, Jesus applied the Word of God, and the Word of God was the end of the discussion, and the devil DID NOT get in the last word.
Now, let’s look how this applies to YOUR situation.  Suppose you have been diagnosed with cancer, like I was back in 1993, you hear the report of the doctor.  If you are born again, maybe you would reply with what God said, maybe not.  In my particular case, the moment I was born again, the LORD gave me the Word of God that SETTLED the situation, namely, Psalm 103:2-3, which says,
Psa 103:2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psa 103:3  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Now I didn’t much know how to use the Word of God against the devil back then, but I read those scriptures out loud, and the Word went right to work for me. Those words didn’t leave the devil any wiggle room at all.  But he tried to get me to fear and to use my own words against myself.  But I wasn’t having any of that.  Plenty of people destroy their own lives by their own words, like, “I can never get ahead”, “If anyone gets sick, I’m sure to catch it too if I get around them”, “I’m so broke I can’t pay attention”, and junk like that.  The only time the devil gets in the last Word when you’ve used the scriptures against him, is when he can get you to use YOUR words against yourself, THEN he always gets the last word in. And you will pay VERY dearly for that.

But when you do like Jesus did, and use the Word of God against him, then YOU have gotten in the last word, and that settles it.  Jesus didn’t go on saying how hungry or tired he was after being tempted.  He didn’t say, I wonder if I had jumped off the pinnacle of the temple, if the angels really would have caught me. He didn’t say, Well, it WOULD be nice if I had all the kingdoms of the world. Most of all, Jesus didn’t carry on a conversation with the devil like many of us do.  We open our pie-hole and speak stuff that gives the devil every opportunity to trap and destroy us.  Jesus didn’t do that.  We could learn a thing or two from that example alone.

You know me, sometimes I like to joke around.  When I see Psa 141:3  Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips, I think, no, a watch is a small thing which words can easily pass by.  Put a whole WALL before my mouth, LORD, something that absolutely blocks me from saying anything wrong, for a watch is not nearly big enough.  But you know what I mean.  In that verse, King David was actually asking GOD to keep him from saying any wrong thing, but I don’t think God will do that.  That job is up to YOU and ME, for the LORD will not put His hand over your mouth to keep you from speaking.  HOWEVER….the Holy Spirit may from time to time prompt you not to say a particular thing.  He did that to me the other day, when my wife said something to me about, “Why do you need all these vehicles?” and I almost said, “Why do you need all these….”, and the Holy Spirit said to me, “DON’T SAY IT, JERRY!”  So I didn’t.  And boy, I’m glad now I didn’t, for I probably would have stirred up an argument, and like I said at first, there are two ways to win an argument with a woman, and neither of them work.  In this particular case, the Holy Spirit had the last word, and maybe that is speaking to some of YOU as well.  If so, take it, it’s free.

When we speak the Word of God over a particular situation, there’s no need to add anything to it.  The anointing is on the Word of God, it doesn’t need your help, only for you to speak it and shut up.  Another example:
Mar 5:22  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
Mar 5:23  And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
Mar 5:24  And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

Mar 5:35  While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
Mar 5:36  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
Mar 5:37  And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
Mar 5:38  And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
Mar 5:39  And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
Mar 5:40  And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
Mar 5:41  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
Mar 5:42  And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
Mar 5:43  And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Jairus knew Jesus could heal his daughter, and he spoke in faith, I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him.  But then, the devil came along to get in the last word, saying, , Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? Thankfully, before Jairus could open his mouth and destroy his faith confession, Jesus stopped him and said, Be not afraid, only believe. End of argument, right? No, when they arrived at Jairus’ house, Jesus told the people she was not dead, only asleep, And they laughed him to scorn.  Just like when YOU make a faith confession based upon the Word of God, and the devil comes saying to you, SAY WHAT???  THAT’S THE SILLIEST THING I EVER HEARD…GOD HEALING YOU?

Well, you know the end of the story, Jesus raised her up and the people were greatly astonished, like they will be when YOU are raised up from your situation, when all the evidence said it was hopeless, that it was a waste of time to even try.  The devil is like that, you know.  There is a time to make a faith confession with the Word of God that ends all contention. But there’s also a time to SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND STAND ON YOUR CONFESSION.  Jairus would have messed up for sure had Jesus not stopped him by saying, Be not afraid, only believe.

Take your cue from what Jesus did: let the Word of God be the last word. There is no argument against it, period.
Isa 55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isa 55:12  For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isa 55:13  Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

And THAT’S how you win an argument with the devil.   As for women?   I don’t know….