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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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Aug. 9, 2010 - Resist the Devil

By Scott McChrystal

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7, NIV).

Imagine a battalion-sized task force of 600 soldiers preparing to defend against an anticipated attack by a fierce and well-prepared enemy with forces outnumbering theirs.

What would happen if each soldier independently prepared and executed his own battle plan without regard for what the task force commander wanted to happen? Not much doubt about the outcome — disaster with a big “D.”

As absurd as this example seems, many people try to wage spiritual warfare against the devil without any regard for our Heavenly Commander’s commands or guidance. Result? They get repeatedly steamrolled.

Submit to God first. Then resist the devil and watch him flee.

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from “Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 1.”

 

 

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