Anyway, topsyturvy86, thanks for responding. I need to take a fresh look at speaking the word to the devil.
Oh, topsy, if you can help me find this specific scripture I'd be so grateful.
The word says to quote the scripture to cause the devil to flee.
This is all I can find about the devil fleeing but it does not say he flees from speaking scripture to him but if we resist him.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
It says he flee's by resisting him. So how to we resist him? The passage in Ephesians 6 which I posted earlier talks about how we can stand against the wiles of the devil and therefore resist him. It says which should put on the whole amour of God; our only offensive weapon there being the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
I don't think there's a specific quote that says we should quote the scripture to the devil but in Ephesians 6, it implies so. The perfect example of how to resist the devil is Jesus's one. He used the word of God and the word only. My personal opinion is we need a firm grasp of the word in order to resist the evil one. He deceives by mixing the truth and lies to confuse and if we don't know the truth, we could get caught up.
Saying that just reminded me of Nice and Wavy's thread "name the lie ... insert the truth".