With ‘patient endurance’, we are to ‘obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus’ (Revelation 14:12), This will not be easy. Satan will do all that he can to defeat us. How can we be ‘victorious’ over him? We must rejoice in all that God has done for His people, Israel. He delivered them from […]Read more "When Satan comes with his many temptations, remind him of what the Lord has done for you."
Matthew 4:12-17 Having overcome His enemy, Jesus begins His ministry. Satan will be back – Luke ends his account of Jesus’ temptations with these ominous words, ‘When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left until an opportune time’ (Matthew 4:12). Satan will try again, but – for now – he has failed to […]Read more "The light is shining brightly – “the Kingdom of heaven is near” (Matthew 4:17)."
In Genesis 3:1, we read of ‘the serpent’. We read of him again in Revelation 12:9 – ‘that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan’. He is a powerful enemy. He ‘leads the whole world astray’. He is a determined enemy. ‘Day and night’, he is busy, accusing God’s children. He is a defeated enemy. […]Read more "Satan is our enemy. He is powerful, determined – and defeated!"
John 16:33, Acts 4:10–12, 1 Cor 15:57 Jesus is the way of salvation – Concerning “the Name of Jesus Christ”, Peter tells us that “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:10, 12). Jesus is the way […]Read more "Jesus is the way of salvation, joy and victory."
” … so outstanding is His love …”(Psalm 103:11) ” … overwhelming victory is ours …” (Romans 8:37). “The peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). This is the overflowing peace of God – The peace of God in our hearts is an overflow from […]Read more "Outstanding Love, Overwhelming Victory and Overflowing Peace"
1 Corinthians 15:46-16:24 In Christ, there is ‘victory’ – glorious, eternal, heavenly victory (54-57). Every day, we face a battle. It is a battle for faith, love and service. (a) We are called to trust the Lord: ‘Stand firm in your faith’ (13). We are to have faith. It is to be a growing faith, […]Read more "Trusting, Loving And Serving Christ, Our Victorious Lord."
At Christmas time, we sing the well-loved and well-known Christmas carol, “Once in royal David’s city.” It speaks of Christ’s first coming. It also speaks of His second coming. There is a great contrast between Christ’s first coming and His second coming. At the heart of Christ’s first coming, there is “a lowly cattle shed … a […]Read more "Christ’s Victory Over Satan (Revelation 12:9-12)"