Monday, March 3, 2008

You shall overcome

...whenever, Christian, thou hast achieved a victory over thy lusts — whenever after hard struggling, thou hast had a temptation dead at thy feet — thou hast had in that day and hour a foretaste of the joy that awaits thee, when the Lord shall shortly tread Satan under thy feet. That victory in the first skirmish, is the pledge and the earnest of the triumph in the last decisive battle. If thou hast overcome one foe, thou shalt overthrow them all.

From a sermon entitled "The Earnest of Heaven," delivered February 3, 1861. Flickr photo by Jason Hollinger; some rights reserved.

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