We are strong by the Lord’s power at work in us. It is when we are weak that we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). Christ in us the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). We get the armor of God by applying His truths from His holy book the Bible to our hearts by feeding on His word daily. His word is life (John 6:63).
The first truth is the knowledge and acknowledgement of Jesus Christ God’s one and only Son who came to this earth born through the Holy Spirit by the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18), lived a sinless life (1 Peter 1:18-19), died a horrible death on the cross for our sins (John 3:16), rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and is now at the right hand of God the Father (Romans 8:34) who then gives His Holy Spirit to all who believe in Him and surrender to Him as Lord of their hearts, minds and souls (John 14:26).
The second truth is that after salvation we then have a job to minister to others the knowledge of the truth by going and telling others the Good News that Jesus is Lord and He alone saves (Matthew 28:19-20). Jesus is the only way to the Father (John 14:6).
The third truth is that through our belief in Him, God is able to keep us safe from any and all arrows of the enemy against us. The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please Him, for those who come to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
The fourth truth is that God uses His truths in His word to protect our minds but we have to put that helmet on. How will we know what the word of God says if we do not read what He has to say? We are to study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that doesn’t need to be ashamed but can rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). His word is our strength to fight any battle with. We do not rely on what we think or feel. We rely on what God says in His word which is our sword in any battle.
The fifth truth is that we are to pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayer. Whatever is bothering you, God wants to know. He knows our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7), so why not share with Him any and all burdens (1 Peter 5:7).
The sixth truth is that we are to watch and be ready for we do not know the hour that our Lord will return (Matthew 24:44). Whatever we do during our lives, whatever we say to others and whatever we wear just stop and think to ourselves, would we want to be found doing whatever we are doing, saying whatever we may be saying or wearing whatever we are wearing when Jesus returns? Let the thought of His imminent return be the motivating factor in everything you think about, everything you watch, everything you listen to, anything that you say, whatever you wear or anything at all that you do. Ask yourself, “Would Christ be pleased with that?” And if the answer is no then stop thinking, acting, doing, saying or wearing anything that would be displeasing to Him. We make it our goal to please Him for He is the One we will answer to (2 Corinthians 5:9-10).
The seventh thing Paul mentions as He closes is to Pray for him, that the power to speak may be given to him, that he may open his mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. Prayer for others is so important. Especially to those in leadership and even those we follow in WordPress. The best thing that we can ever do for another leader is to lift them up before God. Paul asked for their prayers. I ask for your prayers also for those who like to read what I write. I encourage all of us (Myself included) to pray for others that we follow. When we read their blog, say a prayer for that person. It can be a silent one or you could even post it on their comments section. Let’s encourage and lift one another up to our Father in prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
Thank You for being with us always (Deuteronomy 31:6). Thank You for being with us through any and all storms (Isaiah 41:10). We praise and thank You for Your provision. Everything that we need is found in Your word. How wonderful and glorious You are! You fight our battles! You strengthen us for the battle. Thank You for the truths that are found in Your word. We have the power to defeat the enemy with Your word. Nothing is more powerful than You. May Your will be accomplished in our surrendered lives. Help us to genuinely pray for others that we follow, that the power to speak may be given to them, that they may open their mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/