Ephesians 6:14

08.31.16 | Justin Dix |

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The apostle Paul writes of the essential quality of truth in spiritual warfare.

Ephesians 6:14  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.  (NIV)

The day in which you live is one of spiritual attack . . . from without and within.  Without, because Christ-followers are under attack from governments, oppressive regimes, and twisted judicial systems,  Within . . . because Satan loves to whisper lies to you; lies about your unworthiness; lies about forgiveness of sin; lies about God's unconditional love.

What is a Christ-followers response to these attacks?  Stand firm!  Chip Ingram writes, "Satan's number one tactic is deception.  As the Father of lies, he is a deceiver and deluder.  Part of his strategy is to blind our minds so we can't ascertain God's truth.  He does this by feeding us lies about God, about ourselves, and about the world."  When the Bible addresses forgiveness of sin -- it says God forgives "as far as the east is from the west."  When the Bible addresses past sin that threatens to define you -- it says "there is therefore now, no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus".  Listen to the voice of truth!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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