Satan's "Push-me-pull-you"

Satan uses both extremes, (Worm-Pride & Self-Pride) in his attacks on Christians. If he cannot puff you up, he will try to push you down. He will alternate thrusts of great elation or great depression following spiritual victories or failures. Watch out for these two kinds of pride, recognize them for what they are, and resist them. The safest way a Christian can think of himself is as a FORGIVEN child of GOD. This will keep you from both of these extremes. And remember too, the secret of dealing with self is not wrestling it, but getting so caught up with the Lord Jesus and His work that you forget it.

~Winkie Pratney
     Youth Aflame (p175)

4 comments

  • Milea (Gerhart) Butler

    Milea (Gerhart) Butler Kentucky

    Yes! Simple and profound. If we look at ourselves to see how righteous we are, we will either grovel in shame or puff up in self-righteousness. But if we look to Jesus our Righteousness, pride has no place in either form! Love you, Winkie and Faye!

    Yes! Simple and profound. If we look at ourselves to see how righteous we are, we will either grovel in shame or puff up in self-righteousness. But if we look to Jesus our Righteousness, pride has no place in either form! Love you, Winkie and Faye!

  • Beatrice Gabb

    Beatrice Gabb Belize

    Truth, i remember going through training at calvary Commision and we had to read that book Youth Aflame, powerful book, blessings

    Truth, i remember going through training at calvary Commision and we had to read that book Youth Aflame, powerful book, blessings

  • Donald

    Donald Washington

    What a load of bollocks

    What a load of bollocks

  • Randy

    Randy Maine

    O.MG. Yes yes yes I love your metaphoric sex talk Alternate thrusts and wrestling with it...sounds good to me

    O.MG. Yes yes yes
    I love your metaphoric sex talk
    Alternate thrusts and wrestling with it...sounds good to me

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