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 Our Patriarch Sir Darryl as he lectures on “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 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.
Do not run away when the enemy approaches.I am instructed to tell you, to stand your ground for in that hour the Lord will tell you what to do. Jesus did not run from satan but He withstood him in the wilderness for forty days and nights. Hallelujah. There is your answer when trials come at you. Peter was in jail with many of his brethren. At midnight the guards were asleep and the jail hooked, the chains fell off and the angel of the Lord led them out of the jail and away from death. God always has a way of escape for His children. Trust and obey Him and He will lead the way.