Why the Enemy Seems Victorious

imageObjection: If this is so, why is it thus with the church of God, and with many a gracious Christian? The victory seems to be with the enemy.

To understand this, we should remember, firstly, that God’s children usually, in their troubles, overcome by suffering. Here the lambs overcome lions, and doves eagles, by suffering, that herein they may be conformable to Christ, who conquered most when he suffered most. Together with Christ’s kingdom of patience there was a kingdom of power.

The Bruised Reed, Richard Sibbes, chapter 13, p.94.

 

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One Response to Why the Enemy Seems Victorious

  1. Victory was mine the day I was baptized; unfortunately it doesn’t make the headlines here in the flesh. But trust me where it counts it is a major victory.

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