Devotionals by Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

The enemy wants to numb you into a coping kind of Christianity that has given up hope of seeing God's resurrection power. ― Bob Sorge, Glory: When Heaven Invades Earth

Sometimes we visualize God's struggle with Satan like a championship heavyweight boxing match: the contenders are tough and it's gonna be a gruesome fight! Not so. The struggle is more like the Dallas Mavericks playing my 6th grade boys basketball team. Now, my boys are really, very good. But if they go against the Mavericks, it's "a bit" of a mismatch. (Okay, so they would have no chance at all.)

The evil one, although he is quite powerful, has no chance against the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords either. There are at least three biblical reasons why we know that the evil one is subject to God:

  1. He is powerful but not omnipotent. Because he was created, he does not have more power than God Himself.
  2. He is crafty but not omniscient. He doesn't know everything. He does not know the future.
  3. He is wicked but not omnipresent. He's in one place at a time. That's why he has to send in demons to do his work.

So if you are in Christ, by God's grace, you are on the winning team. At the same time, you must, must, must live in humble awareness of the fact that Satan could crush you like the Mavericks would squish my boys basketball team – if it wasn't for Christ in you and you being in Him.

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power…For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. —Ephesians 6:10,12

If Christ is in you, the devil can't hurt you because he has essential limitations. He is a created one and he's fighting the Creator of all things. Just remember, you are strong in the Lord and the Lord alone.

King of Kings, give me humble confidence today. Humble me with full awareness that You and You alone can stand against Satan. Give me the courage to stand confidently knowing that You are in me and I am in You. The battle is Yours, Lord. I rest in You today. Amen.

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Telling the Truth exists to make available sound biblical teaching, practically applied, with a view to producing lives that glorify God and draw people to Christ. The whole of our ministry is to encourage, console, strengthen, teach, and train.

About Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Stuart Briscoe uses wit and intellect to target your heart, capture your attention and challenge you to grow! You will find his logic compelling as he brings a fresh, practical perspective to the Scriptures. Born in England, Stuart left a career in banking to enter the ministry full time. He has written more than 50 books, received three honorary doctorates and preached in more than one hundred countries. He was senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, for thirty years, and currently serves as minister-at-large.

Jill Briscoe was born in England and found Christ when she was 18 years old. She never looked back. Upon graduating from Cambridge University, she began working as a teacher by day and had a vigorous street ministry to the youths of Liverpool by night.

She met Stuart at a youth conference and they married in 1958. In the 50 years since, Jill has become a highly sought-after Bible teacher and author who travels around the world ministering to under-resourced churches and speaking at international seminars and conferences. Since 2000, she and Stuart, who was formerly senior pastor of Elmbrook Church for 30 years, have had the joy of equipping and encouraging believers across the globe in their roles as ministers-at-large for Elmbrook.

Jill has authored more than 40 books including devotionals, study guides, poetry and children's books. Her vivid, relational teaching style touches the emotions and stirs the heart. She serves as Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine of encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership, and served on the board of World Relief and Christianity Today, Inc., for over 20 years.

Jill and Stuart call suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin their home. When they are not traveling, they spend time with their three children, David, Judy and Peter, and thirteen grandchildren.

Pete Briscoe, youngest son of Stuart and Jill, was also born in England but grew up under his father's ministry in Milwaukee. While getting his Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, Pete had a professor tell him that it was "a sin to bore people with the Bible." He has taken that to heart as he has served since 1992 as senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. Pete and his wife, Libby, have three children.

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