Scriptures Our Safeguard
they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall
be heirs of salvation? Heb. 1:14.
So long as the people of God preserve their fidelity to Him, so long as they
cling by living faith to Jesus, they are under the protection of heavenly
angels, and Satan will not be permitted to exercise his hellish arts upon
them to their destruction. But those who separate themselves from Christ by
sin are in great peril. . . .
now more earnestly engaged in playing the game of life for souls than at any
previous time; and unless we are constantly on our guard, he will establish
in our hearts, pride, love of self, love of the world, and many other evil
traits. He will also use every possible device to unsettle our faith in God
and in the truths of His Word. If we have not a deep experience in the things
of God, if we have not a thorough knowledge of His Word, we shall be beguiled
to our ruin by the errors and sophistries of the enemy. False doctrines will
sap the foundations of many, because they have not learned to discern truth
from error. Our only safeguard against the wiles of Satan is to study the
Scriptures diligently, to have an intelligent understanding of the reasons
of our faith, and faithfully to perform every known duty. The indulgence of
one known sin will cause weakness and darkness, and subject us to fierce temptation.
. . .
opening the door of the heart to Jesus, and closing every means of entrance
to Satan? Are we daily obtaining clearer light, and greater strength, that
we may stand in Christ's righteousness? Are we emptying our hearts of all
selfishness, and cleansing them, preparatory to receiving the latter rain
from heaven? . . .
of overcoming is a great work. Shall we take hold of it with energy and perseverance?
Unless we do, our "filthy garments" will not be taken from us. We
need never expect that these will be torn from us violently; we must first
show a desire to rid ourselves of them. We must seek to separate sin from
us, relying upon the merits of the blood of Christ; and then in the day of
affliction, when the enemy presses us, we shall walk among the angels.
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