THE CROWING MOMENT

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“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 said my good Patriarch Johnson as he talks about “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. Yes, he was talking about the difference in degrees.

We read in 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.

When the enemy meets us at the threshold of any great work for 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 by 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.

This is our moment to take advantage of all the opportunities that are available for us. God has been giving us the blessings from every angle and at times the enemies will do their part and it is all in the plan of God for us.

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