“Jesus is the Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5) and the Lamb of God (Rev. 5:6)-he was lionhearted and lamblike, strong and meek, tough and tender, aggressive and responsive, bold and brokenhearted. He sets the pattern for manhood”
“I’m here, Satan,” he said. “I can’t see you, and maybe you can move faster than I can, but I’m still here, and by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit I intend to be a thorn in your side until one of us has had enough.” Frank E. Peretti in This Present Darkness
You cannot disciple a demon, and you can’t cast out the flesh.
To any casual observer of the religious scene today, two things will at once be evident: one, that there is very little sense of sin among the unsaved, and two, that the average professed Christian lives a life so worldly and careless that it is difficult to distinguish him from the unconverted man.
The enemy will remind you of your condition. A still small voice will remind you of your calling. If you listen to the enemy, instead of the still small voice, you will quit.
Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.
And I say unto you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:18 NKJ
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
But He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes, we are healed.