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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Tenacity"

Tenacity
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7

   

     Lucas Sibanda, a South African, was walking along a remote path, minding his own business when a python slithered out from behind some shrubs.  Sibanda froze.  Within a few seconds, the snake had wrapped itself around him and began constricting.

     Pythons, are large snakes that suffocate its victims before swallowing them whole.  Sibana was trapped. He didn’t know how he would escape. "I decided the only way to save myself from this monster was to bite it just below the head," Sabana told the Star newspaper.  He bit, he kicked and he punched the snake until it released him.  Sibana killed the reptile with a stick, took it home and skinned it.

     We’ve got to fight Satan with the same tenacity.  When we resist the devil, we, according to the dictionary, are "battling and overpowering" him.  Christians are to use up every effort and weapon they can to defeat the evil one.  Billy Sunday said, "I'm going to fight the devil until I have no hand to hit him with; then, I will kick him until I have no legs; then I will bite him until I have no teeth; and then I'll gum him to death!"  That is tenacity!



Study verses - Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 16:20; Ephesians 6:10-18; Revelation 20:10  


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Previous devotions


Above the Storm - February 29, 2012
The Principal Thing - February 22, 2012
The Greatest Valentine - February 15, 2012
He First Loved Us - February 8, 2012
Real Love - February 1, 2012
Pardon Your Enemies - January 25, 2012
Applause - January 18, 2012
Finish! - January 11, 2012
Meeting New Goals - January 4, 2012
Meeting New Goals - December 28, 2011
The Word Made Flesh - December 21, 2011
Sonship - December 14, 2011
Fruit in Old Age - December 7, 2011
Dangers of Multi-tasking - November 30, 2011
Ingratitude - November 22, 2011
"Wash! Wash! Wash!" - November 16, 2011
"The Pastor" - November 9, 2011
"Value of a Name" - November 2, 2011

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Words of Truth - March 7, 2012