Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neither Give Place to the Devil

How do you give place to the devil? Several ways. First, through accepting sin. Don’t do that. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t kill or murder in the heart through hatred. Do not forsake the Sabbath. Don’t worship false gods or make idols. Honor your mother and father.

But there are other ways to give place to the devil. He is primarily an accuser. He accuses the brothers when God has justified them. And when you give place to the devil in this way, you let the devil accuse you and then you become an accuser of the brethren, the very brothers and sisters that Jesus died for. This makes room for anger, and bitterness and wrath and clamor. Such things that ought not to characterize the church of Jesus, or Providence Church. Let not such devilish things be named among us. If they have been or are, let us confess and repent of them so that we do not give place to the devil.

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