Thursday, October 25, 2012


"God calls Satan wicked to encourage believers in their combat with him. It is as if God says, "Do not be afraid of him; it is a wicked company you go against. And they who defend it are wicked to." If the saints must have enemies, the worst they are, the better! It would put courage into a coward to fight with such a crew.
Wickedness must be weak. The devil's quilt tells them their cause is lost before the battle is ever fought. They fear you, Christian, because you are holy; so you do not need to fear them at all. When you see them as subtle, mighty, and many, your heart beats fast. But look on all these spirits as ungodly wretches who hate God more than they hate you. And the only reason they detest you at all is your kinship to Him. Whose side is God on? In the past He rebuked kings for touching His anointed ones. Will He stand still now and let those wicked spirits threaten His life in you without coming to your rescue? It is impossible.
The unity of the enemy is a challenge to believers. All the legions of devils and multitudes of wicked men and women form a single mystical body of wickedness, as Christ and his saints are one mystical body. One Spirit unites Christ and His saints and one spirit unites the devils and ungodly men. Their darts are all shot from the same bow and by the same hand. The Christian's fight, then, is a single duel with one great enemy. But this enemy unites all forces to arm themselves with darts of the worst kind.
The devil's darts are temptations which he aims with a remarkable accuracy at the souls of men and women. These temptations are called "darts."
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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