Satan is in a special manner busy with great men and men in power, to keep them from being religious, for their example will influence many.
A fulness of deceit and mischief together, make a man indeed a child of the devil. And those who are enemies to the doctrine of Jesus, are enemies to all righteousness; for in it all righteousness is fulfilled.
The ways of the Lord Jesus are the only right ways to heaven and happiness.
There are many who not only wander from these ways themselves, but set others against these ways. They commonly are so hardened, that they will not cease to do evil.
The proconsul was astonished at the force of the doctrine upon his own heart and conscience, and at the power of God by which it was confirmed.
The doctrine of Christ astonishes; and the more we know of it, the more reason we shall see to wonder at it. Those who put their hand to the plough and look back, are not fit for the kingdom of God.
Those who are not prepared to face opposition, and to endure hardship, are not fitted for the work of the ministry.
Satan prompts men to excesses by which they murder themselves and others, while what he puts into the mind tends to ruin men’s souls.
He is the great promoter of falsehood of every kind. He is a liar, all his temptations are carried on by his calling evil good, and good evil, and promising freedom in sin.
He is the author of all lies; whom liars resemble and obey, with whom all liars shall have their portion for ever.
The special lusts of the devil are spiritual wickedness, the lusts of the mind, and corrupt reasonings, pride and envy, wrath and malice, enmity to good, and enticing others to evil.
By the truth, here understand the revealed will of God as to the salvation of men by Jesus Christ, the truth Christ was now preaching, and which the Jews opposed.
It is the hope of hypocrites, not of the sons of God, that makes allowance for gratifying impure desires and lusts.
May we be followers of him as his dear children, thus show our sense of his unspeakable mercy, and express that obedient, grateful, humble mind which becomes us. Sin is the rejecting of Divine law.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient unto our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.