Gods group thoughts for 8/23/2012 “Free Yourself from Satan’s Chains with the Truth” (Part 10 and last)

“Our Daily Bread”   

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The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie                                  

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2 Timothy 4:2Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.  (NKJV)

The apostle Paul was writing to his young protégé Timothy, in the opening scripture… His instructions should be understood and practiced by all Christians; even though most of us will never be teachers or preachers of the Word… But I can attest with my personal life experiences, that without the help of the Holy Spirit, it will be extremely hard to share our own testimony, and/or the gospel of Jesus Christ to those around us in need of hearing how the love of Christ can change their lives…

As I wind up my study on how Christians can become “filled to overflowing” with the Holy Spirit, if you have been following along, you can see that I firmly believe that the “Whole Armor of God” must be worn without any kinks or missing pieces… Paul writes about this protective spiritual armor, that God gives to Christians to put on piece by piece, to be protected from Satan’s attacks; and for me…help in controlling my flesh…Ephesians 6:10-20…  Here is the link for Paul’s complete writing on God’s spiritual armor…   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6:10-20&version=NKJV

The apostle Paul talks about prayer, in his writing about God’s armor… I have seen another writer call prayer, the lubricant to keep the Christian’s armor well oiled for good service…  I choose to call prayer the glue that will keep all of the armor the Christian decides to put on, firmly in place… But without a full set of all 6 pieces of armor protecting the Christians entire body, Satan will surely find the Christians kill zone…  Satan will choose and fire an appropriate weapon, causing sin and shame to devastate a Christian’s walk with the Lord…

Yesterday I wrote about how the preparation of the gospel of peace, that Paul tells the Christian to shod their feet with, in…Ephesians 6:15…, was for me personally, internal armor to help keep my own flesh from taking back control from the Holy Spirit… I believe this is always the last and hardest piece of spiritual armor we must put on… And as I said yesterday, our flesh can totally overpower the Holy Spirit…minimizing any relief from Satan’s attacks that wearing all of the other 5 pieces of armor have produced… Here is a link for this entire study, up to and including todayfor those who want to read it, or bookmark it for future reading…    https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=343&action=edit&message=1

Once Satan’s attacks are totally deflected by wearing5 of the 6 pieces of God’s armor…and the Christian totally submits to God with the 6th and last piece of God’s armor…all this preparationwill finally result in little to no backsliding by the Christian… They will finally be walking with the Lord with feet shod by God’s total protection; and this will provide the beginning of the overflow of the Holy Spirit…  Here is what the apostle James tells us, in…James 4:7Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  (NKJV)

From my previous writing, I repeat what Jesus tells us, in…John 7:38“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”  (NKJV)

God tells us Himself, that He isthe fountain of living waters, in…Jeremiah 2:13

If you put 2 and 2 together…these rivers of living water that Jesus says will be flowing out of the Christians heart, is the Holy Spirit…  And if Satan can’t penetrate our armor…and we remain submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit…there will be no place with-in the Christian, for these rivers of living water to remain bottled up… We will then be “filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit…

Is it easy to become completely clad with God’s protective armor ?? Can it be put on all at one time?? The answer to these questions is “absolutely not !!” And for me personally, being able to finally submit to God (except for the hopefully occasional sin that my flesh will cause), after over 7 years of salvation…was the hardest piece of armor to put on  Unfortunately our own flesh will never be totally controlled…

But if you want absolute godly peace in your life, that only being Spirit filled will bring…and if you want to say goodbye to fear and anguish, and pain, and hurt, and jealousy…along with all of the other sins the world has been chained to, as revealed in… 1 John 2:15-16…then go back and learn the truth about how“The Whole armor of God” can absolutely set you free You from Satan’s chains…and most of the attacks your own flesh will make…

God’s armor starts out with the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God…Ephesians 6:17… By understanding the truth found in God’s Word, Jesus tells us this, in…John 8:32“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  (NKJV)

Heavenly Father, I pray my personal life story of my putting on Your complete set of spiritual armor, including my final submission of my life to You…will not only bring You the honor and the glory You so richly deserve…I pray that it will encourage all Christians to seek and to put on their own spiritual protection…to allow themselves to become “filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit”… I pray for this supernatural, Spirit filled condition of joy and absolute peace for all of our lives, that goes above and beyond our feeble mortal understanding (Philippians 4:6-7)…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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