Lest Satan should get an advantage of usMar 13th, 2010 | By admin | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11.
SATAN, the Adversary of the church, is strong and lion-like, vigilant and fully awake. As the Apostle Paul declares, he seeks to use every opportunity against us. He lies in wait, seeking to devour us. Although he is alert, he never approaches us with a roar, but creeps stealthily upon us in some unlooked for place or time, to devour us, to overcome us, to crush out our spiritual life, and particularly to destroy our faith in God. As those whose ears are trained to detect the footfalls of the lion will hear his steps, while those who are unfamiliar with his habits will not hear the slightest sound, so may we, whose ears the Lord has opened, and whose eyes have been anointed with the eye salve of consecration and submission to the Lords will, be of quick perception to recognize the approach of our archenemy and to resist him. Let us stand, clad in the full armor which the Word of God supplies, and in his strength wielding the sword of the Spirit