Friday, May 27, 2016

Go Ahead And Stand

"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." - Ephesians 6:13 ESV

Stand. Go ahead and stand. Don't just sit on the bed. Stand and get dressed to go out.

"Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints," - Ephesians 6:14-18 ESV

But we might say, 'I don't put armor on to go out.'

Well... Maybe we should reconsider that idea. That way we won't be caught off guard by warfare and knocked 'back on our heels.'

This clothing isn't pepper spray. It is positional truth. We are clothed with 'who we are'. We wear what God has made us to be. Readiness to share our faith are the shoes we put on. A belt of truth. Something to protect our heart and head against accusation. We are not flammable when the heat comes to pierce us. We are not defenseless against Godless logic. We are alert. We are aware of others and what is happening beyond our bed where we sleep.

Get up hero. Get dressed. Stand.

"But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you," - Acts 26:16 ESV

"Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand." - Romans 14:4 ESV


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