Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink


Stand!
January 25, 2012, 5:38 PM
Filed under: Evangelism, Faith, Spiritual Growth

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” Ephesians 6:13.

“I want you to notice that we are not told to advance. We are only ordered to “stand.” God has not called His people to an aggressive war upon Satan, to invade his territory, and seek to wrest from him what is his; He has told us to occupy the ground which He has allotted us. I want you to see what would have been implied had this verse said, “Take unto you the whole armor of God, and advance upon the devil, storm his strongholds, liberate his prisoners.” But not so; the Lord has given no charge or commission to the rank and file of His people to engage in what is now called “personal work,” “soul winning,” rescuing the perishing.” All such feverish activities of the flesh as we now behold in the religious world find no place in this Divine exhortation. This is the third time in these verses that the Spirit of God has repeated that word “stand”—not advance, not rush hither and thither, like a crazy person. “Stand therefore” is all God has told us to do in our conflict with the Devil.”  —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “Practical Christianity” by A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

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