“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24).
The best evidence of God’s presence is the devil’s growl. So wrote good Dr. Spurgeon in his book “The Sword and the Trowel,” and that little sentence has helped many a tried and tired child Of God to stand fast and even rejoice under the fiercest attacks of the foe.
We read the book of Samuel that the moment that David was crowned at Hebron, “All the Philistines came up to seek David.” And the moment we get anything from the Lord worth contending for, then the devil comes to seek us. Yes, some come with good intention and others will come with deceit, ill-will, bad mind, jealousy, hatred and only to do or cause harm in any way they can. Be thou wise as a serpent and very harmless as a dove.
When the enemy meets us at the threshold of any great work of God let us accept it as “a token of salvation,” and claim double blessing, victory, and power. Power is developed by resistance. The cannon carries twice as far because the exploding power has to find its way through resistance. The way electricity is produced in the power-house yonder is the sharp friction of the revolving wheels. And so we shall find someday that even Satan has been one of God’s agencies of blessing. That’s why you have to entertain some energy for the blessings to be broken. Something has to die for life to come forth. Hallelujah.
Today I move in the quest seeking a builder whose maker is the Lord. For my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ and His righteousness. I count every other situation as naught before me and the Lord’s anointing. I came to the crossroad where I have to shake off the weight that keeps me down. I want to fly and soar like the eagle way above the storms of life. When the change takes place the world will not understand because God is at work in my life. Hallelujah.
Stay blessed my beloved brethren, and God bless you
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div