Sunday, July 28, 2013
Ephesians 6; 10-17 ''Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.''
Are you prepared for the daily battles that we all face everyday? Don't be blinded to the darkness of this world. It is easy to become less sensitive to what we are exposed to. It's kind of like shutting the light out when you go to bed. At first you can't see but then after a couple of minutes, you can see well enough. We should all be that little light in the dark.
How do we prepare to be that light? Stand your ground.. don't let your beliefs to be swayed. Stand firm with the truth... reaffirm yourself and others with Scripture. Stand firm with righteousness... do good in all things, in all ways and at all times and circumstances. Stand ready... be ready to be attacked but conquer it by being a peacemaker. Take faith with you... trust and obey God's will through it all. Take your salvation and the Holy Spirit with all God has promised... the Word of God is where you can stand alone and believe because it never fails or changes.
So let's get ready troops! Are you in Lord's army? ''I may never march in the infantry, ride in the calvary, shoot the artillery; I may never zoom o'er the enemy but I'm in the Lord's army''