Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Faith Overcomes

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The devil cometh out against us; but we are more than a match for him when our faith is firm. Upon the shield of our faith we catch his arrows, and by the sword of our faith we smite him to the very heart. There is no temptation that ever can assail a believer, but faith can certainly supply an antidote. If I believe in Jesus I have his promise that I shall overcome, and I shall overcome, because I believe that promise. Even if I should get beneath the devil’s foot, and he should lift his sword to smite me, if I could say, “Rejoice not over me, O mine enemy, for when I fall yet shall I rise again,” I should rise, and victory would be mine. Faith overcometh even hell itself and its crowned monarch: for defense it is a panoply, and for attack it is our battle-axe and weapons of war.

From a sermon entitled "Faith Omnipotent," delivered October 12, 1862. Flickr photo by Yago Veith; some rights reserved.

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