Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
From Sermon Central:
“As we faithfully serve the Lord through the power of His Spirit, the devil's hosts will begin to attack us with all their might. As a result, we may be called upon to suffer for Christ's sake. The veteran missionary Russell Ebersole was once greatly encouraged by the beloved Bible teacher William Pettingill. After Ebersole told him of the disappointments and trials he had faced on the foreign field, Pettingill exclaimed, 'Brother, that means you're on the right track. If you never experience any opposition or setbacks in the Lord's work, you ought to get down on your knees and ask Him to show you what you're doing wrong!'"
So how are things going with you today? Is everything going well? Why? Now don’t misunderstand; Jesus will give us great times of rest, and he does shower blessings upon us because he loves us! We should not, however, consider this to be the normal situation of a Christian. If the Devil is not after you, it is because you are not doing anything to worry him! I feel sorry for the great evangelists who are leading thousands to the Lord; I know the Devil is working overtime on them, and they remain in my prayers for strength in their work. I encourage you to keep them in your prayers also.
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV);
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Revelation 2:10 (KJV);
“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
We don’t WANT trials and tribulations, but we can bear them better if we understand them! Rejoice when the Lord is blessing you with good times, and take heart when things are falling apart – for you have made the devil mad, and that is a VERY good thing!
May God richly bless each and every one of you!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.