Tag: satan

Knowing your inheritance

  |  0 Comments

robby-dawkinsOver and over again throughout the prophets, the parables and the apostles’ preaching, we see that God’s heart is for us to know that we’re sons and daughters who have been given free access to the rich and full inheritance of Christ. My belief is that one of the primary battles Satan wages is his attempt to keep us from a full revelation of that. Called the Accuser, he works to keep us in poverty when it comes to knowing God’s love and walking in the authority God has given us. Satan wants us to keep our prayers in survival mode, focused on begging God for small withdrawals to cover our basic sustenance. He doesn’t want us to realize that we’ve been entrusted with the Kingdom itself.

Robby Dawkins

Click to Tweet

From the book "Do What Jesus Did"

Available on amazon.co.uk*

Available on amazon.com*

Available on amazon.com.au*


Filled with the Spirit or Satan

  |  0 Comments

William GurnallWhat the Spirit of God does in a saint, Satan in a diabolical sense does in a sinner. The Spirit fills the heart with love, joy, holy desires; Satan fills the sinner’s heart with pride, lust, lying. And liek teh drunkard filled with wine, the sinner filled with Satan is not his own man, but an impotent slave.

William Gurnall

Click to Tweet

From the book "The Christian In Complete Armour"

Available on amazon.co.uk*

Available on amazon.com*

Available on amazon.com.au*


Satan’s opiates

  |  0 Comments

William GurnallWhat opiate does Satan sprinkle on the pillows of the unregenerate? How can they sleep so soundly even after they have been warned of the consequences of ignoring God’s gracious ultimatum? Sinner, Satan may trick you into supposing it takes wisdom or courage to refuse the terms of God’s mercy, but it is really the ultimate act of foolishness. Your eternal destiny rests with God. If you will not deal with him now, you must answer His charges later. Know this: “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” Heb 10:31

William Gurnall

Click to Tweet

From the book "The Christian In Complete Armour"

Available on amazon.co.uk*

Available on amazon.com*

Available on amazon.com.au*


Confess to one another

  |  0 Comments

For over 15 years in their marriage she could not fulfill his sexual needs because of the shame she carried. She told how they were both Christians and virgins before they were married; they were saving themselves for the wedding night. But one night she got mad at her dad and went to a bar, only to end up drunk for the first time. In a drunken stupor, she unwillingly ended up in a car in the parking lot having sex with a man. The next day she felt so ashamed. She asked God to forgive her, and He did the first time she asked. But she was too ashamed to tell anyone, especially her future husband. She ended up living in darkness. A few weeks later she learned that she was pregnant. The shame increased, and so did the darkness, even though she was already forgiven. Forgiveness of sin and cleansing of sin are two different things. Out of desperation she had an abortion. She asked God every hour of every day to forgive her, and He did. But because she chose to hide everything, the enemy had grounds to traffic in her life with accusation, self-condemnation, and shame. The wedding day came. The husband who had chosen purity expected one of the best nights of his life, but her darkness invaded his light. The shame kept her from the wonderful joy that God had intended for that night. All through their marriage the sexual relationship suffered terribly and became a point of daily contention in the life of this sincere Christian couple. She was totally forgiven—but the power of darkness stole the intimacy and love for which God created them.

Jack Frost

Click to Tweet

Satan is a legalist

  |  0 Comments

As Christians it becomes very easy to value the letter of the law more than grace and mercy. It’s funny how, in God’s Word, He often turns what seems right and fair upside down. That is because satan, who is a legalist, demands what is right and fair. He demands payment for our sins and is constantly pronouncing us “guilty, guilty, guilty.”

Jack Frost

Click to Tweet

Satan stays active, keeping pace

  |  0 Comments

Satan stays active, keeping pace wth God, cunning aiming to spoil God’s work and to thwart His plans to do good for his people and bring praise to his name. So teh church must be at war with Satan, since Satan is always at war with it – with us who believe

J.I.Packer

Click to Tweet

From the book "The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches Book 5)"

Available on amazon.co.uk*

Available on amazon.com*

Available on amazon.com.au*


Scripture makes it clear that

  |  0 Comments

Scripture makes it clear that the enemy, Satan – Gideon’s enemy, Elijah’s enemy and ours too – is a masterful architect and builder of caves and winepresses. He is eager to build mental and emotional caves where we can live out our days , unhappily ever after.

Jeff Lucas

Click to Tweet

There are two equal and

  |  0 Comments

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased with both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight. C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, p. ix.

C.S.Lewis - 1898-1963 British author and theologian

Click to Tweet