The Devil and His Skilled Attacks


It is seldom that the devil ever only delivers one blow with his sword and no more. Having hit at this target with a “forearm” slice, he almost inevitably renders a second wound with the returning “backhand”. Indeed, it is sometimes very difficult to tell which of the two blows constitutes his primary intention and purpose.

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By | September 5th, 2019|Herald, Satan|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #14

D. Scott Meadows

“Satan hindered us.” —1 Thessalonians 2:18

Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil [Gen 3], it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us.

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By | August 16th, 2019|Herald, Satan|

Musings Upon Spurgeon #13

D. Scott Meadows

“And these are the singers . . . they were employed in that work day and night.” (1 Chronicles 9:33)

Well was it so ordered in the temple that the sacred chant never ceased: for evermore did the singers praise the Lord, whose mercy endureth for ever [a frequent OT phrase; 26x in Psa 136]. As mercy did not cease to rule either by day or by night, so neither did music hush its holy ministry.

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By | August 9th, 2019|Herald, Satan|

Resist the Devil

Wilhelmus à Brakel

The devil often keeps you out of church, especially when he knows that the sermon to be preached could be a choice means to your conversion. During the sermon, he seeks to detract you by infusing other thoughts, holding such matters before you that he knows you delight in, thereby facilitating your meditation upon them.

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By | March 9th, 2018|Christian Life, Church, Herald, Satan|

Satan’s Personality

Arthur W. Pink

Thirty-five times [Satan] is denominated “the devil,” which means “the accuser” or “slanderer”—accusing the saints before God and traducing1 the character of God before men. Fifty-two times, he is called “Satan,” which means “enemy” or “adversary.” He is God’s enemy and man’s adversary.

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By | March 9th, 2018|Herald, Satan|

Satan’s “Conversions”

Robert Murray McCheyne

"When the Spirit of God is really working in the heart, he makes the man look to a pierced Christ. Wherever he goes, this is the prominent object in his eye – Christ whom he has pierced. Satan would make a man look anywhere rather than to Christ.

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By | September 14th, 2017|Herald, Satan|

Satan

Satan-Dr. Joel R. Beeke

Satan’s existence is attested in nine Old Testament books and by every New Testament writer. In the Old Testament, Satan, meaning adversary or accuser, occurs nineteen times. The word appears to be employed both as a title (the Accuser; Zech. 3:1–2) and as a personal name (Satan; 1 Chron. 21:1; Ps. 109:6). Many of the usages occur in Job 1 and 2.

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By | June 12th, 2016|Herald, Satan|

The Tempter

jc-ryle-hg-contJ. C. Ryle

Matthew 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"

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By | September 12th, 2015|Herald, Satan|

What Satan Can and Cannot Do

out144806302015Dr. Peter Masters

With Calvary before Him, the Lord spoke these remarkable words – ‘Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.’ He was referring to His imminent suffering on Calvary’s cross, which would immediately accomplish salvation for His people, and judgement for Satan.

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By | June 30th, 2015|Herald, Satan|

Satan, Begone! (Eph 4.27)

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Neither give place to the devil (Eph 4.27).

Not everyone who wants to come into the church and get busy as a part of it should be welcomed with open arms. One, in particular, should be sent packing whenever he comes around. That is Paul’s counsel by the Spirit in Ephesians 4.27. The foul intruder is the devil.

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By | June 10th, 2015|Herald, Satan|