There is not a place which a believer walks in – which is free from snares. Behind every tree – is the tempter with his barbed arrow!
Behind every bush – is the roaring lion, the Devil, your great enemy, prowling around, looking for some victim to devour! Under every piece of grass – hides the deadly adder!
This present world is the battlefield; Heaven is a place of complete victory and glorious triumph.
This present world is the land of the sword and the spear; Heaven is the land of the wreath and the crown.
This present world is the land of the garment rolled in blood and the dust of the fight; Heaven is the land of the trumpet’s joyful sound–the place of the white robe and of the shout of conquest.
Oh, what a thrill of joy shall shoot through the hearts of all the redeemed, when their conquests shall be complete; when death itself, the last of foes, shall be slain; when Satan shall be dragged captive at the chariot wheels of Christ; when He shall have overthrown sin and trampled corruption as the mire of the streets; when the great shout of universal victory shall rise from the hearts of all the redeemed!
“He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever!” Revelation 21:4
C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)