Being the father of lies, Satan is self-deceived. Each time he attempts to silence worship, harass and persecute God’s people, and create general havoc, Jesus Christ has prevailed. Satan lights fires in malice; our Lord sends them to awaken and purify his Bride. The bloody cross that redeemed us pierces him with a continual death. Satan is tied to a leash he cannot escape. Sometimes the Lord gives him a longer leash, but he remains leashed. His doom is certain. He was defeated at the cross (Heb. 2:14; 1 John 3:8).
From the Pastor's Desk
What must we pray and seek in the hour of trial? If sorrows engulf, duty presses, and afflictions sift, what should your heart be craving? How can we endure the “valley of the shadow of death,” the night of pain, the steady approach of the hour of death, the ascendance of the wicked, and the humiliation of the saints, which though temporary, is a bitter cross to bear? What can lift the soul in the worst moments of life to a higher plane of peace and joy, hope and courage to move forward when forward means hardship and suffering?