Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dial Daily Bread: When Satan Attacks You With Discouragement

Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"

If you are a member of the human race, you are automatically involved in a war (and of course you are human). That war is often spoken of as the great controversy between Christ and Satan. You are either on Satan's side of the war, or you are on Christ's side. There is no peace between the two. There cannot be.

If you are on Christ's side of the war, then you can be sure that Satan and his evil angels, his servants, will oppose you in one way or another. If you are on Satan's side of the conflict, then you can be sure that the Holy Spirit of God will strive with you because God loves you and does not want you to perish with Satan at the end. So either way, you are in conflict.

You will enjoy your part in the conflict a lot more if you understand the psalms of David. He was in the middle of the war, whether he was fighting Goliath alone as a boy, or fighting Israel's battles. The devil hated David especially because he was anointed of the Lord and was a type of Christ, whose name means the anointed one.

In Psalm 27 David expresses his confidence that the Lord would defend him in every battle he had to fight. He says: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? ... Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident" (vss. 1, 3).

When Satan attacks you with discouragement, take those words as yours. Not only was Christ "the son of David," by faith you also are the son of David. God's promises to him become God's promises to you. Believe them, and rejoice in victory over Satan.

--Robert J. Wieland

From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: 1994 Phone Message.
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