“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
“If ye continue in my Word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
“It is not wickedness to be harassed by bad thoughts if you resist them.
It is satan’s effort to get you to adopt them, and thus you are sifted.
You will find, if you keep near the Lord, that you are more established
after an assault of the kind than you were before; and the only way
to combat satan’s attacks is by the Word…If satan can lead you to
become indifferent to these assaults, then they will lead you to great
damage; but if, on the contrary, they urge you to be more dependent
on the Lord Himself and on His Word, they will eventually cease, and you
will be ‘settled.’ ‘After you have suffered awhile make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen, settle you.'” (1 Peter 5:10). J.B. Stoney