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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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March 28, 2012 - Faith-Filled Outlook

By Hal Donaldson

In her poem The Warning, Betty Cribbs penned these words:

Sound the alarm, Satan is determined to do Christians harm.

He knows time is short; to evil ways he will resort.

He sneaks in to deceive, to rob and destroy those who believe.

Christians, open your spiritual eyes to see the tricks Satan tries.

Don’t be fooled by devious lies; our fleshly desires we must deny.

God knows our every thought and deed; be careful His Word to heed.

Followers of Jesus Christ shouldn’t be surprised when confronted by the enemy’s schemes. (See 1 Peter 4:12.) There won’t be a cease-fire until Jesus returns and Satan is bound. Yet some Christians pretend they can avoid the battle if they simply stay out of Satan’s way. They assume he only targets the devout, so they’re content to wallow in lukewarm faith. If they could only realize that their safety rests on their intimacy with Christ — not their distance from Him. Jesus is their protector, their bodyguard.

Satan seeks to steal and destroy. (See John 10:10.) He wants to devastate your home, corrupt your children and wreak havoc in your church. But 1 John 5:4,5 promises victory: “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” (NIV).

It’s never certain what the future holds for you and your family. But you can know who holds you in the palm of His nail-scarred hand. And with that assurance you can go through this year or any year with great courage and anticipation.

— Hal Donaldson served as editor of the Pentecostal Evangel for 13 years, and leads Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

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