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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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November 4, 2013 - Enforcing Christ's Victory Over Satan

By Sarah Foulkes Moore

God has given us power to tread down the power of the enemy (Matthew 18:18-20). The devil is a usurper. He has no right to any place in any life or any church. Christ through His death rendered the devil powerless to withstand the believer who will, by faith and obedience, take the authority over the devil conferred by Christ, and use it.

We need to ask the Lord to teach us how to fulfill the sacred ministry of resisting the devil. We need daily to pray that in humble faith in Christ's finished work we may take our seat in the heavenly places at His right hand and exercise the authority He has entrusted to us in fearlessly overcoming the powers of darkness.

In a certain revival center, outside opposition became so strong that it seemed the work would suffer ruin. Finally the pastor-evangelist gathered together a group of praying people and asked them to stand with him under the blood of Christ, and bind the power of the enemy. After a time of prayer, praise and song, they definitely prayed aloud, "In the name of the Lord Jesus and by His authority we bind the strong man from stirring up these people, and from attacking God's work." (See Matthew 12:29.)

No further trouble was encountered. The opposition began to quarrel among themselves, and their power to oppose the church was broken.

In personal work, difficulty is often encountered in dealing with souls. The mind of the seeker after salvation seems bound and blinded. A quiet attitude of victory over the opposing spirits often brings quick deliverance to the captive.

A Christian worker was conscious of a stupefying power coming over his mind and paralyzing his will. He was often pressed down and perplexed. He did not know of satanic oppression and did not resist the attacks, but stood passive and helpless before them. One day it came to him from God to say out loud, "This is the devil. I resist him in the name and power of the Lord who conquered him at the Cross."

He felt instant relief from the oppression on mind and body. His mind cleared. His will became strong to resist. His faith in Calvary's victory quickly extricated him from a mass of perplexing circumstances that had for years hindered his testimony and prayer life.

— Adapted from "Enforcing Christ's Victory Over Satan" by Sarah Foulkes Moore, originally published in the August 12, 1939, Pentecostal Evangel.

 

 

 

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