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Going off the title, tis a sensational chapter to digest after the last chapter..
Continuing in: the Desire of Ages;
we shall read the following chapter..
13. The Victory 👑
I pray when you come to read these inspired writings,
and may you also pray, that God may Bless your time with Him.
My fave quotes from the thirteenth chapter: The Victory..
Two themes shone out for me 💡 as I read
First, the unwavering trust & submission of Christ to God's will..
📓 The tempter thought to take advantage of Christ’s humanity, and urge Him to presumption. But while Satan can solicit, he cannot compel to sin. DA 125.1
📓 The tempter can never compel us to do evil. He cannot control minds unless they are yielded to his control. The will must consent, faith must let go its hold upon Christ, before Satan can exercise his power upon us. DA 125.2
📓 Jesus refused to go outside the path of obedience. While manifesting perfect trust in His Father, He would not place Himself, unbidden, in a position that would necessitate the interposition of His Father to save Him from death. DA 125.3
Second, why we cannot lean on human wisdom & will..
📔 But faith is in no sense allied to presumption. Only he who has true faith is secure against presumption. For presumption is Satan’s counterfeit of faith. Faith claims God’s promises, and brings forth fruit in obedience. Presumption also claims the promises, but uses them as Satan did, to excuse transgression. Faith would have led our first parents to trust the love of God, and to obey His commands. Presumption led them to transgress His law, *believing that His great love would save them from the consequence of their sin*. It is *not faith* that claims the favor of Heaven *without* complying with the conditions on which mercy is to be granted. Genuine faith has its foundation in the promises *and provisions* of the Scriptures. DA 126.1
📔 Often when Satan has failed of exciting distrust, he succeeds in leading us to presumption. If he can cause us to place ourselves unnecessarily in the way of temptation, he knows that the victory is his. God will preserve all who walk in the path of obedience; but to depart from it is to venture on Satan’s ground. *There we are sure to fall*. DA 126.2
📔 Jesus did not presume on God’s promises by going unbidden into temptation, neither did He give up to despondency when temptation came upon Him. Nor should we. “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13. DA 126.3
#FaithistheVictory 👑 #AMEN
* emphasis added
Look forward to hearing your favourite quotes!
the Desire of Ages
After the Bible, this book has been the most important book to getting close to Christ. You will absolutely get chills reading this book on the life of Christ, and you WILL have a deeper relationship with our Saviour!