Monday, January 30, 2012


Temptation is never stronger than when relief seems to dress itself in the very sin that Satan is suggesting.
The devil especially likes to tempt when the Christian is newly converted. No sooner is the child of grace born than this vicious dragon belches forth white-hot temptations upon him. The first cry of the new creature in Christ startles all the legions of hell. They are as troubled by it as Herod and Jerusalem were when the sat in council to take away the life of the newborn King. Satan did not hesitate to tempt the apostles while they were yet infants in Christ. He knew grace within was weak and the nourishment promised at the Spirit's coming had not yet arrived. Is an enemy ever more likely to take a town than when only the children are home? Indeed, the disadvantages are so many that we would despair for every babe in Christ if we did not know he is wrapped in covenant grace and held tightly in the strong arms of God's promise.
Another time Satan attacks is when the Christian is enduring some great affliction.”
Satan looks for opportunities to convince us to take things into our own hands, to come up with a solution and not wait on God for His provision. Abraham was promised a son but he and Sarah did not wait and Abraham and Sarah’s servant brought forth a son and from him we have the Israel and Arab conflict of today.
God will fulfill His promise if we know the way He works and are willing to pursue His solution and not our own. Do not let Satan get you off course in the heat of battle. God is working if we will hold steady, do our part and trust Him for His part.
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S. Bell

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