Training for Our Mission
In History's most famous fight, David makes his mission plain. This is to be a showdown between secular and spiritual power, winner take all.
Everything changes if David misunderstands his mission. "Golly, Goliath, my scaredy-cat brothers put me up to this" or "We're filming an ad for this new sling", or "It's national stardom if I hit the first shot", these all miss the mark.
To understand his mission, David needed a personal history of prayer, worship, and faith. He needed prayer for the courage to challenge the giant. He needed worship to know it was a spiritual battle. And he needed a well-practiced faith to believe he could succeed. then, and only then, he stepped out of the trenches onto the plain.
All of us carry on David's fight, righteousness against evil. Our adversary is the lie that willincrease sales, the kiss that will violate vows, the compromise that makes all claims of truth one jumbled stew so to speak. David knew perhaps better than anyone else that a decisive spiritual battle must be engaged that day, that it must be his, and that it must be now. He was ready.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of his might.
We see that this was written to the Christian. I hope that this will also be
informative to the non-Christian an encourage them to obey Romans 10: 9-10 and
really become a Biblical Christian
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.
God provides a way for the saint to be able to stand against the devil.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
The battle is not a physical, but rather a spiritual one with MULTIPLE foes.
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may
be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
There are times when one has "done all" that one merely needs to stand fast.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
The TRUTH of the Word of God and the breastplate of righteousness. A
Christian that is not living rightously has no breastplate.
Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Feet that are shod with the gospel will not be running to and fro seeking
thrills and excitement as the world does.
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye
shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
THEN after all that, it says ABOVE ALL, taking the shield of faith that you
would be able to quence some of the fiery darts... NO it says you will be
able to quench ALL. That YOU will be able through FAITH!
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:
The helmet of salvation.. salvation means freedom from sin. One with sin in
their life has no helmet. Study the WORD of God which is the sword of the
Spirit. Everything so far was a defensive weapon, but the SWORD is an
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
PRAY FOR OTHERS! Pray, and WATCH. Pray always.
Put on the Whole Armour of God.
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