We’ve all been there, having the Word of GOD at our disposal, yet, not utilizing the Word of for our lives.
It is because of this that many in the faith are still being defeated, not knowing how and what to do with our lives.
Let me make this abundantly clear, accepting and believing in CHRIST JESUS will never remove us from the stressors of life. However, coming to CHRIST JESUS as we have will equip us to stand up and not give into our trials which are all around us.
We are still going to have to pay our monthly debts known as mortgage and rent, utilities, food, home and personal hygiene supplies and food. We will still have to interact with people, some that we like and some not so much. We will still have to tolerate sin in this world. But that does not mean that we have to go along with sin by any stretch of the imagination. We are to love those who sin but we are to hate the sin itself.
Some of us have read the scriptures about putting on the whole armor of GOD. The problem I’ve found with this because I was once guilty of doing this myself. Is that we take the armor off just as we do our clothing. Who told us to take the armor off? When we are not dressed for battle or are improperly dressed the enemy can see our weakness or weak spots. When this happens the attack is on and we are knocked down and wounded.
The children of faith, the church, us folk are to always be watching for coming attacks. In doing so we are to stand firm in our faith in CHRIST JESUS, never once doubting that HE alone will and can handle every situation that comes our way. We are to be brave in and through JESUS, we are not cowards. And all of our strength comes from JESUS.
So today, at this very moment, stop what you are doing and put on your entire armor of the Living GOD and never take it off again. In this, now we are dressed for battle to stand against each and every trick that the devil brings to us. Know that the devil never takes a day off from accusing the church which is you of all our wrong thoughts and deeds. Know that the devil is our enemy and that he will attack everyone we love, come after our employment, homes, transportation and health. Nothing is off limits to get us back to doing what he desires us to do at all cost.
Now let’s get dressed. Put on,
- The belt of truth
- The breastplate of righteousness
- Shoes of peace
- The shield of faith
- The helmet of salvation
- The sword of the spirit.
Now that you are dressed know what purpose our attire has.
Belt of truth, a belt encircles us on our waist. This should remind us that JESUS is surrounding us. Breastplate of righteousness, look on it as the bullet proof vest. These vest when properly sized to fit the wearer covers all the vital organs within the core of our body. Shoes of peace, we are to always be people of peace, never argumentative or one who causes confusion. We are to be examples of forgiveness, grace, love and mercy. Shield of faith, regardless what we see or hear that is not of the Living GOD, we are to speak the Word in complete faith that JESUS was and most of all is and that the Word of the Living GOD is not empty but full of life and promise. Helmet of faith, protects our mind from outside influence. The enemy loves to attack our mind and we can’t fight the enemy with our thoughts. The words people speak at us that have no bearing on the Word of GOD for whom HE said we are, can cause great havoc as well. So when we hear everything negative that comes at us we are to speak what JESUS said in regards to the situation or about ourselves. Speak not think. Sword of the spirit is the very Word of the Living GOD which we have in our bibles. Today’s technology has made it very possible to always have the Word of GOD at our disposal. We can listen to audio bibles anywhere and everywhere. And when possible we should use our idle time to read our Word. Search out matters that affect your right now situation.
Look, to everyone JESUS is standing at our door knocking wanting to come in and eat with us. To the believer, never think that we have it all together. There are still parts of our heart that JESUS has not taken up residency and HE wants in, but only we can open that door. JESUS will never break in, HE wants to be invited. To the non-believer, some of you have heard the voice of JESUS and for pride sake you are still rejecting JESUS. You are more concerned with what others will think. You don’t understand and you believe that you must do something other than accepting and believing in JESUS. Well, the continuation of rejecting JESUS will reserve you a first class seat to hell in the lake of fire which was reserved for satan and his demons.
1 Corinthians 6:13, Ephesians 6:13 & Revelation 3:20
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