Summary: The Word of God always works to drive out the devil. This Word exorcised you from Satan’s grasp at your baptism. This Word keeps casting him out in the forgiveness of sins. The Word of the Lord’s Supper fights the battle again, driving him away. The believer receives this great gift with awe and thanks. Others piously mock these means of grace. Some piously doubt that Word, preached, declared, washed, and fed can do such great things. There is a battle afoot for your soul. Receive the gift of the Word and so escape the clutches of the Wicked One.