Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Weapons

The Bible makes it clear that the weapons of our warfare are not “carnal,” but that they are “mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” To be “carnal” means to fight the way the world fights. They want their rights, and they will fight to the death for them. However, the Christian gives up his rights. He turns the other cheek. He loves his enemies and does good to those that spitefully use and persecute him and cast his name out as evil. The Christian gives up his rights to hold on to resentment, hatred or bitterness, or to give a place in his heart to jealousy or envy.

Our weapons of the soldiers of Christ are listed for us in the War Manual in Ephesians chapter six. 1. Faith is our shield. It quenches all the fiery darts of the enemy. No matter what is thrown at us, we trust God. 2. The Word of God is our sword. It is quick and powerful, and cuts deep into the marrow of the bone. When we quote the Bible, it never returns void. An army marches on its stomach, so feed on the word daily. Do you? Every day? 3. Prayer is our communication with Headquarters. So, never let the static of sin hinder your communication. If you are in a fire, experts say to drop to your knees. There you will find life-giving oxygen. If you find yourself in a fiery trial, get on your knees before you do a thing. Prayer is the key to your survival.

Keep your loins girded (on the ready), and make sure you wear the belt of truth, with your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace. Always be prepared to share your faith with the lost. And, never forget, “we are more than conquerors though Him that loved us.” God is with us, so we cannot lose. No matter what.