James 4:7. You need to submit to God first, then you will be able to resist the devil. You cannot resist the devil without being in submission to God. You cannot make someone submit to you. A person has to submit themselves. Submission is not when two people agree. Submission is when you do not agree with everything the person in authority does but you respect the place. If you disrespect the place of authority then you disrespect God. When God chooses that is all the qualification that you need.