Success Means Adversaries

March 19

“For a great and effective door has opened to me,
and there are many adversaries.
…Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:9, 13

Adversaries come whenever there is ministry. This should not ever be surprising to us, and if you truly understand this, it should not be upsetting either. Satan will oppose every work of God, and in an effort to discourage the believer, he will be relentless in his attacks. The believer should actually take it as encouragement; if hell opposes, the work must be valuable.

“…but rejoice to the extent
that you partake of Christ’s sufferings,
that when His glory is revealed,
you may also be glad with exceeding joy.”
1 Peter 4:13

“…rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation,
continuing steadfastly in prayer;”
Romans 12:12

 

 

 

 

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