Bible Ballistics: BBs #688 There’s Still Time???
I believe in “putting on” the “armor of God”! I don’t think it was an attempt at a frivolous metaphor by Paul, but an urgent reminder that we recognize that spiritual warfare is real. And as we put on that armor, there is a part of that Ephesians 6 passage that I simply want to remind us of again, because it is imperative that we, God’s children—followers of Jesus Christ The Lord— “withstand in the evil day”! I want to share a few scripture passages with you and ask that you “think on these things” and do your civic duty, exercising good stewardship of our freedoms!
“For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal,
to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing
that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
And a part of Daniel’s prayer in Daniel chapter 9:
“O my God,
incline thine ear,
open thine eyes,
and behold our desolations,
and the city which is called by thy name:
for we do not present our supplications
for our righteousnesses,
but for thy great mercies.
19 O Lord, hear;
O Lord, forgive;
O Lord, hearken and do;
for thine own sake,
O my God:
for thy city
and thy people
are called by thy name.” Daniel 9:18-19
May God hear our prayer (and may HIS people be faithful to be praying—and not depending on our own wisdom!) and guide us in the right way!
“Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way
and lead me
in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
Even as Paul gave us instruction to “put on the whole armour of God”, there is a part that we often forget, and I challenge you to read through Ephesians 6:10-19 noting verse 18, regarding our attitude as we “suit up”!
with all prayer and supplication
in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto
with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18. Amen!