“The Devil After the Dove”
Ephesians 4:27 “Neither give place to the devil.”
“Have you ever gotten into and argument with a family member on the way to church? Don’t look so pious! Every preacher knows the devil will try to attack God’s children right before and right after church – on the way in the car!
There is a spirtual principle we need to learn. It is what I call ‘the devil after the dove’ principle. When Jesus was baptized and a dove descended, right after that He was led into the wilderness and tempted.
When God does something great, or when you get the approval of God about something, you can expect the attack of the enemy. Leonard Ravenhill said, “When God opens the windows of Heaven to bless us, the devil is going to open the doors of hell to blast us.”
Have you had a wonderful spiritual experience recently? Then, you had better not start coasting. If the devil tempted Jesus, be sure he will tempt you as well. Ask God to give you His strength to overcome temptation today.”
Taken from “DAYBREAK – Practicing the Presence of God” by Adrian Rogers