Thursday, August 21, 2014
Caught Off Guard

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Harry Houdini was the most famous escape artist to ever live. Even though he defied death so many times, he didn't die trying to escape from some death-defying feat. A young man, who had heard about Houdini's incredibly strong stomach muscles, approached him backstage and punched him in the stomach. Unfortunately, Houdini was caught off guard, received a ruptured appendix, and died seven days later. Satan knows that the Christian can sometimes be caught off guard. That's why there are so many warnings in Scripture about "watching" and being "sober and vigilant"-because your adversary, the devil, walks about seeking whom he may strike in the stomach. Each of us needs to have the strong and braced muscle of a holy lifestyle that can resist the blows of the devil. So always be ready, and in the meanwhile, carry on with your death-defying message. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.