C. Lees, D. D.In an old tower on the Continent they show you, graven again and again on the stones of one of the dungeons, the word "Resist." James 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 4:7, NIV: "Submit yourselves, then, to God.Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." It represents the highest form of courage which to them is possible — the power to say "No" to every form of temptation.(J. If God "worketh in Christians to will and to do," Satan is the" spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience." "Therefore you will be damned." If you have submitted, do so yet more completely, for so shall you be known to be Christians when you submit yourselves unto God. only from heaven.5. There is no giant temptation which may not be overcome with some small stone out of the brook of Holy Scripture, if we hurl it from the sling of faith, and with an arm guided by the Holy Spirit. (1) Now the devil is sundry ways resisted of men, first by faith in Jesus Christ, wherewith we are armed, stand fast without wavering, and thereby resist the assaults of Satan. In this life, he flees only to rally his forces and return. Out of this thought comes also what might be called the hopefulness of morality. stop!' I confess it. In the waters of this assurance the dirtiest may wash and be cleansed. And, among other reasons for so doing, I will mention, first, this — our ability to do it. The design of all Satan's assaults is to prevent us from doing so; and the best way in which to "resist" him is resolutely to "draw nigh." Only "resist evil," only stand firm, only try, and whatever of good you in your better moments crave will come to you, and abide with you, as the light of the sun to-day comes to the earth, elicting its manifold fruitage, and illuminating it from pole to pole. Hence James couples with the call to draw nigh to Him the injunction, "Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded." But if he detects the least fear in his pursuer's movements, he will defend himself with great bravery. To live ignobly is, therefore, to live unworthy of your clearest possibilities. (3)Earnest prayer.3. of Illustrations. There must be no parleying with him, no yielding to him even in the slightest thing, no shrinking from his attack: to shrink from him is only to make him more bold, while to resist him, resting simply on the atonement of Jesus, is to drive him from us, vanquished and overcome.2. This resistance must extend to all the variety of his temptations. The resistance must be made in the strength of God.(R. He thinks the School of Self-Awareness founder is … A Christian's life is a most blessed one.(R. And when we — convinced of our morally diseased condition, which makes it impossible for us to enter into a full and hearty appropriation of salvation — yield ourselves up in self-despair, that God may work in us to will and do, the spirit of our action is precisely that of the physician. Inflame the evil desires of the soul. Quit playing the field. 5. Read verse in The Message Bible This promise imports temporary flight. James 4:7-17. His power. It was evinced by king Hezekiah, who, when the prophet announced the impending destruction of the monarch and his throne, replied to the terrible intelligence — "Good is the word of the Lord which thou hast spoken." What does this counsel mean? He bids you trust His Son Jesus; will you do so or not? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. The resistance must be made in the strength of God.(R. So I cut the devil off with his own sword, and he went away mourning because he could not cast me down by calling me a sinner. This promise imports temporary flight. But again: the wisdom of this injunction, "Resist the devil," is seen when you reflect that in resistance, and resistance alone, is safety. Yet once more, we must resist the devil watchfully and prayerfully.(A. Next the apostle writes, "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." On some streams you can drift; but, in the rapids which plunge hellward, no man can lie on his back, and float; he must keep in quick nervous action, or sink.(W. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Knowing as we do that all these things work together for our good, and that we never endure a smart more than our heavenly Father knows to be needful, we are bound to submit ourselves cheerfully to all that He appoints. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time. What next? To some of you He has sent the tenderest of monitors. He never commands us to do that which, in the long run, can be injurious to us; nor does He forbid us anything which can be to our real advantage. It represents the highest form of courage which to them is possible — the power to say "No" to every form of temptation.(J. In the next place, we must resist Satan clad in the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:11, 13). Wherefore he may be compared to the crocodile who, as it is affirmed, fleeth away when a man turneth boldly unto him, but followeth very fiercely when he is not resisted. Mentally. Purify your inner life. In the first place, we must resist him boldly and at once. Now go your way.' 1. As you find him in the arena of society. Acquiescence in his plan of salvation. Ideally, the older we are, the more mature we should be; but too often the ideal does not become the real! All other resistance is utterly vain: we have no power in ourselves.4. Does any one ask for illustration? To live ignobly is, therefore, to live unworthy of your clearest possibilities. If repulsed a hundred times, he tries again.3. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. Between this and some other course there is no election; you must fight, or die. We do make headway. This promise implies final flight (Romans 16:20). Love of the world. 1. Mark it well, it is not a part, but the whole armour which is to be put on; not one part of that armour must be missing, or we at once expose a point of attack to our adversary. James general resources. And when we — convinced of our morally diseased condition, which makes it impossible for us to enter into a full and hearty appropriation of salvation — yield ourselves up in self-despair, that God may work in us to will and do, the spirit of our action is precisely that of the physician. He took away a beloved object, and they not only thought Him unkind and cruel at the time, but they think so still. Mark again, the armour must be put on; it is not Rive us to look at, but to use. "I tell him," replied the boy, "whether I am a Christian or not is none of his business. 2. It is true I am a great sinner, but it is written, "Jesus Christ came to save sinners"; therefore I shall be saved! A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897. by James D. Richardson. And as those dispositions, perhaps from the comparative perfection of our moral nature, could not have been exercised in a world of unmixed gratification, so neither would they have found their proper office or object in a state of strict and evident retribution — that is, in which we had no sufferings to submit to but what were evidently and manifestly the punishment of our sins. The next thing in this first part of duty is the contrary: we must submit ourselves to God, but we must resist the devil also. The Light that has come into the world, and shined upon so many hearts, is quickening the germinal capacities of man for virtue. H. H. Murray.Nothing is more plainly taught in the Scriptures than that men are exposed to Satanic influence. Only "resist evil," only stand firm, only try, and whatever of good you in your better moments crave will come to you, and abide with you, as the light of the sun to-day comes to the earth, elicting its manifold fruitage, and illuminating it from pole to pole. But if he detects the least fear in his pursuer's movements, he will defend himself with great bravery. Tried weapons. )Resist the devilR. Scripture: James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God.” Focus: When we trust God and give Him our all He blesses and cares us. If James left us here this would be a miserable message: the tongue is a deadly poison that no man can stop. John Piper Jan 1, 1989 334 Shares Sermon. If repulsed a hundred times, he tries again. But if he detects the least fear in his pursuer's movements, he will defend himself with great bravery. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles/james All other resistance is utterly vain: we have no power in ourselves.4. 5. The one I may overcome, but the other nothing can shield me from but the all-watchful providence of my God. Wardlaw, D. D.1. Special Messages. A Christian's life is a most blessed one.(R. As you find him on the arena of your own soul. But there is no reason why, by care and effort — a careful placing of the feet, and keeping our powers well collected — we cannot make headway against it. Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011 (message contributor) based on 1 rating (rate this sermon illustration) | 2,599 views. No one is compelled to sin. This promise imports temporary flight. )Yielding ourselves up to GodHere is a physician who has for months been tracing an obscure disease, from which he has been suffering, to its secret cause. https://www.bible.com/bible/97/JAS.4.7.MSG, We Have A Choice // Let God Show Us The Way, Start With Your Guilt, End With His Mercy, Focusing Forward: Recognizing and Overcoming Distraction, 40&7 Devotional: A Guide To Peace During A Custody Battle, The Devil's Lures: Devotions From Your Time Of Grace, Kingdom Entrepreneur Insights: The Book Of James, 5 Days – An Introduction To Reading The Bible. )Submission to GodIt is no less our interest than our duty to keep the mind in an habitual frame of submission. Mark again, the armour must be put on; it is not Rive us to look at, but to use. Scripture References: James 4:7-10 More Messages from Robb Rexilius | Download Audio. If repulsed a hundred times, he tries again.3. "I tell him," replied the boy, "whether I am a Christian or not is none of his business. To live ignobly is, therefore, to live unworthy of your clearest possibilities. Invincible armour (Ephesians 6:10-18).III. On some streams you can drift; but, in the rapids which plunge hellward, no man can lie on his back, and float; he must keep in quick nervous action, or sink.(W. It is in the chambers of sickness; under the stroke of affliction; amidst the pinchings of want, the groans of pain, the pressures of infirmity; in grief, in misfortune; through gloom and horror — that it will be seen, whether we hold fast our hope, our confidence, our trust in God; whether this hope and confidence be able to produce in us resignation, acquiescence, and submission. 3. 3. We must not "give place" to him (Ephesians 4:27) by cherishing covetousness or envy; for, if we allow him any place at all, he may speedily take possession of the entire area of the heart. On some streams you can drift; but, in the rapids which plunge hellward, no man can lie on his back, and float; he must keep in quick nervous action, or sink. St. Bernard taught us this rule: for when the devil, observing him to preach excellently, and to do much benefit to his hearers, tempted him to vain-glory, hoping that the good man to avoid that would cease preaching, he gave this answer only, "I neither began for thee, neither for thee will I make an end. His decision is his decision, and against God, in whom all which is assailable by vice finds expression. Reference: James 4:7-10; Series: Commentary on James; Teacher: Pastor Robert Furrow; I Recently Gave My Life to Christ. There is no truth clearer to the thoughtful mind than this, that nothing can be beyond the notice or the power of God; and yet there is no truth less practically received by a large part of mankind. only from heaven.5. A Christian's life is no easy one.2. Yet once more, we must resist the devil watchfully and prayerfully.(A. We can resist evil. Be not so foolish as to provoke Him so to do. As a fleet of great merchant-men, impelled by the steady trade winds — their yards like bars of gold, their ropes like lines of ruby — go sailing at morning towards the east and the rising sun; so the race, in all its powers and motives, will be grandly luminous as it moves on into the light of the millennium. In the next place, we must resist Satan clad in the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:11, 13). )Temptation sometimes subtleJeremy Taylor, D. D.If any temptation to spoil your purposes happens in a religious duty, do not presently omit the action, but rather strive to rectify your intention and to mortify the temptation. What next? 2. In the first place, we must resist him boldly and at once. But there is no reason why, by care and effort — a careful placing of the feet, and keeping our powers well collected — we cannot make headway against it. What! Yea, your life shall be like a globe belted and zoned with expressions of life; and never shall there be an hour when some portion of it shall not be in flower and fruitfulness.3. 8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cry peccavi. (2)Past experience. (2)Be vigilant. A Christian's life is a most blessed one.(R. Upon the edge of this terrible ability to resist God plant yourself, and behold the abyss at your feet.2. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 'Stop! The statement of the basic demand (James 4:7) W. Shape, M. A.The enemy who meets me fairly on the field of battle is very different from the assassin who steals upon me in the dark, when unprepared, to rob me of my life. Upon the edge of this terrible ability to resist God plant yourself, and behold the abyss at your feet. Instead of submission here, our constant watchword is to be resistance — uncompromising, unceasing, growing resistance. I am not only to contend with sin, but with the spirit which foments and suggests sin. Murray. "(New Cycle. W. Shape, M. This promise implies final flight (Romans 16:20). The race is slowly but surely forging ahead. If you do the devil's work with your hands, do not expect the Lord to fill them with His blessing. The contest, as waged by every man and woman against evil, is no longer a heavy, dragging spiritless contest, but a brave and hopeful one. HERE YOU HAVE GLORIOUS ENCOURAGEMENT FOR YOUR FIGHTING INSTINCTS. of Illustrations.A minister asked a little converted boy, "Does not the devil tell you that you are not a Christian?" II. said I; one thing at a time; I am a great sinner, it is true, though you have no right to tell me it. The current we stand in is deep, swift, and hissing; and who of us, at times, is not swayed and staggered by it? The hemlock of sin grows in the furrows of opposition to God. The Light that has come into the world, and shined upon so many hearts, is quickening the germinal capacities of man for virtue. said I; one thing at a time; I am a great sinner, it is true, though you have no right to tell me it. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get o Now Satan is the assassin, and not the open enemy; how, then, is he to be resisted?1. We must beware of resisting him in one or more, and making this a kind of compensation for yielding to him in others.2. Can a mortal hand grasp the globe in its palm? 1. If you ask me again, "In what respect am I to submit myself? The most effectual resistance we can make to him, therefore, is a constant and strenuous opposition to these — whichsoever of them we are conscious, from our experience, have most power within us. Invincible armour (Ephesians 6:10-18).III. The thought that you can succeed in keeping your hand and heart clean is a constant inspiration to persevere. This promise implies final flight (Romans 16:20). James 4:7-17. The resistance must be made in the strength of God. Submit yourselves therefore to God. His power. 5. We can resist evil. The resistance must be made in the strength of God.(R. Physically. Summary: What does it mean to submit to God? It brings him out into the foreground as an agent. (3)Earnest prayer.3. A. Nothing brings out so sharply the personality of man as some act of sin. What next? James 4:7-10 MSG. Mark it well, it is not a part, but the whole armour which is to be put on; not one part of that armour must be missing, or we at once expose a point of attack to our adversary. He cheerfully puts himself into the hand of others; suffers them to reduce him to unconsciousness; leaves himself entirely in their hands; and by and by he wakens up to find, by means he had no consciousness of, the obstacle removed, and his way open to returning health. Now, it is generally in this matter of submission that the stumbling-block lies in the way of souls when seeking peace with God. In the waters of this assurance the dirtiest may wash and be cleansed. The Light that has come into the world, and shined upon so many hearts, is quickening the germinal capacities of man for virtue. Quit dabbling in sin. We urge it on the ground of relationship and obligation. In the next place, we must resist the devil constantly; because he is unceasing in his assaults, we are never safe from him, no, not for an instant, under any circumstances or in any place.3. 3. Who do you think you are to meddle in the destiny of others? Nothing brings out so sharply the personality of man as some act of sin. When a man comes to God and says, "I am willing and anxious to be saved, and I trust Christ to save me," and yet he keeps his dirty, black hands exercised in filthy actions, doing what he knows is wrong, does he expect God to hear him? (3) Moreover the saints resist the devil when they earnestly give themselves over to the study of virtue and practice of godliness, serving the Lord in righteousness and true holiness of life. H. H. Out of this thought comes also what might be called the hopefulness of morality. The most effectual resistance we can make to him, therefore, is a constant and strenuous opposition to these — whichsoever of them we are conscious, from our experience, have most power within us. Krause (28-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC), who owns and coaches at Glory MMA, made it clear that he’s not a fan of Sanchez’s coach Joshua Fabia and his teachings. 2. But there is no reason why, by care and effort — a careful placing of the feet, and keeping our powers well collected — we cannot make headway against it. Anti-ageing, face lifting massage. James 4:7, KJV: "Submit yourselves therefore to God.Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." He will soon send thee a sterner summons. If "God giveth grace to the lowly," Shall not the creature yield meek submission to the Creator, and cast himself in dust and ashes at His feet? So let God work his will in you. As you find him on the arena of your own soul. Now go your way.' A. "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." If your heart has never been broken, how can He bind it up? 2. In this life, he flees only to rally his forces and return. The Epistle of James, the Letter of James, or simply James (Ancient Greek: Ἰάκωβος, romanized: Iakōbos), is a General epistle and one of the 21 epistles (didactic letters) in the New Testament.. If God "worketh in Christians to will and to do," Satan is the" spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience." So I cut the devil off with his own sword, and he went away mourning because he could not cast me down by calling me a sinner. H. H. It was displayed by Aaron who held his peace when his two sons fell in death, judicially smitten down by the righteous decree of God. So I cut the devil off with his own sword, and he went away mourning because he could not cast me down by calling me a sinner. All other resistance is utterly vain: we have no power in ourselves.4. If God "worketh in Christians to will and to do," Satan is the" spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience." 7. We draw near. Does this imply that it is not God but man himself who takes the initiative and the lead in the matter? Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. THE FIGHT. Wardlaw, D. D.1. In the next place, we must resist the devil constantly; because he is unceasing in his assaults, we are never safe from him, no, not for an instant, under any circumstances or in any place.3. The more arduous are as truly matters of obligation as the more easy duties. W. Shape, M. A.The enemy who meets me fairly on the field of battle is very different from the assassin who steals upon me in the dark, when unprepared, to rob me of my life. It is a word that needs to be engraven on every young man and young woman's heart. To submit to God is to find rest. We must submit, because we can make no resistance to any of His appointments. South.He who would fight the devil with his own weapons must not wonder if he finds him an over match.(R. While expository preaching is one of James Rivers’ core values, we will occasionally present topical messages based on selected scriptures. I wish each of you, in whatever you may purpose of evil, to feel this. Crafty and subtle.5. Now Satan is the assassin, and not the open enemy; how, then, is he to be resisted?1. "Well, what do you say?" All other resistance is utterly vain: we have no power in ourselves.4. But coming near to God implies certain feelings and exercises — a state of mind and heart suited to a proceeding so decisive and momentous. Call in all your allies. What right have you with laughter while sin is unforgiven, while God is angry with you? 'Stop! That an operation is necessary if he would regain health. "Well, what do you say?" And we "sinners of the Gentiles" must throw away that pride of self-righteousness which tempts us also to reject a method of redemption from which all boasting is excluded. As a fleet of great merchant-men, impelled by the steady trade winds — their yards like bars of gold, their ropes like lines of ruby — go sailing at morning towards the east and the rising sun; so the race, in all its powers and motives, will be grandly luminous as it moves on into the light of the millennium. "Answer to the devilNew Cycle. "(New Cycle. Like a child in a fit of the sulks, they cast an evil eye upon the great Father. Question: "What is The Message (MSG)?" Though no trial for the present is joyous, but grievous, yet ought we to resign ourselves to it because of its after results. We do make headway. The Epistle Of James Introduction To The Epistle INTRODUCTION 1. Well, first, submit thyself, if thou wouldest be saved, to the Word of God. "I tell him," replied the boy, "whether I am a Christian or not is none of his business. At such times men hear what they call" their better selves." Purify your inner life. Only "resist evil," only stand firm, only try, and whatever of good you in your better moments crave will come to you, and abide with you, as the light of the sun to-day comes to the earth, elicting its manifold fruitage, and illuminating it from pole to pole. )Resistance of evilW. It comes after the unprecedented scenes in America on Wednesday, which saw a woman shot dead and three others die after pro-Trump supporters stormed the US … This is the being, then, whom we are commanded to resist.1. Stand shoulder to shoulder.2. You must either willingly humble yourselves, or be precipitately humbled by Divine Providence. Between this and some other course there is no election; you must fight, or die. 1. 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