|“I have trusted also in the Lord without wavering” Psalm 26:1|
“Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37)
“This Scripture,” says Bunyan, in Grace Abounding, “did now most sweetly visit my soul. O, the comfort that I had from that word, ‘In no wise,’ as who should say, ‘by no means: for nothing whatever he hath done.’ But Satan would greatly labour to pull the promise from me, telling me, ‘That Christ did not mean me, but sinners of a lower rank, that had not done as I had done.’ But I should answer him again: ‘Satan, here is in these words no such exception: but him that comes, him, any him: him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.’ For I saw that to come aright was to come as I was, a vile and ungodly sinner, and to cast myself at the feet of mercy, condemning myself for sin. If ever Satan and I did strive for any word of God in all my life it was for this good word of Christ: he at one end and I at the other. O, what work did we make! If was for this in John, I say, that we did so tug and strive: he pulled and I pulled: but God be praised, I got the better of him, I got some sweetness from it.”
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Satan is a stiff fighter, he does not give in until he mist. Prayer must be persistent. The taking must be as insistent as the enemy is persistent- and just a bit more; and that’s where the fight comes.
A THREEFOLD CORD