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Christ’s Purity Annoyed Satan

Updated: Mar 19, 2022

Written by: John Sernaque

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John 14:30

14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Christ’s Purity Annoyed Satan—

Amid impurity, Christ maintained His purity. Satan could not stain or corrupt it. His character revealed a perfect hatred for sin. It was His holiness that stirred against Him all the passion of a profligate world; for by His perfect life He threw upon the world a perpetual reproach, and made manifest the contrast between transgression and the pure, spotless righteousness of One that knew no sin. This heavenly purity annoyed the apostate foe as nothing else could do, and he followed Christ day by day, using in his work the people that claimed to have superior purity and knowledge of God, putting into their hearts a spirit of hatred against Christ, and tempting His disciples to betray and forsake Him (The Signs of the Times, May 10, 1899). { 5BC 1142.8 }

Satan is constantly on the move. He attacks relentlessly. He does not rest for a moment. Even with Jesus, Satan assaulted our Lord repeatedly. Though Satan is a wily foe, he had nothing in Christ Jesus. This is our assurance that if we confess the name of Jesus, and are prepared with an “it is written” every time Satan attacks, we will be overcomers, even as Jesus. Always be ready, for Satan comes using many different guises. Do not be fooled. Satan may leave you for a season, but he will return. Satan hates nothing more than your love for Jesus. Maintain your purity, and Satan will have nothing in you.

Dear Father, our God almighty,

We thank You for giving us Your Word. For helping us and preparing us with an “it is written” every time Satan comes with his attacks so that we may send him fleeing from us. Satan uses many devices and avenues for his attacks, but it is through Your constant love and protection that we are overcomers, even as Jesus overcame. We thank You for being there for us when we are vulnerable in troublous times. We pray that one day we may be set down with You in Your Heavenly Throne. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. It’s in Your precious name we pray. Amen.

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