Gods group thoughts for 1/25/2013 “Proper Attire”

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1 John 2:10-11He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.  (NKJV) 

There is much in the Bible about a person either walking in the light, as a Spirit filled Christian…or walking in darkness, with un-confessed sins, like a thief who operates under the cover of night…

The Apostle Paul writes this, about how the Christian should be walking, in…Ephesians 5:8-14…  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spiritis in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”  (NKJV)

Hate for anyone, if you’re a Christian, should not be part our make-up…  Not even the thought of hating someone !!  Jesus tells us this, about even looking at a woman with lustful thoughts, in…Matthew 5:27-28…  “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”  (NKJV)  …So much for telling your wife that it’s OK to look…as long as you don’t touch…

Satan not only blinds the unredeemed sinner to the truth found in God’s Word (2 Corinthians 4:4)… Satan has a way of even convincing the Christian, that sinning is OK… Satan is a master of disguise; even having people believe that he is an angel of light…2 Corinthians 11:14  And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.  (NKJV)

The only way the Christian stands a chance against Satan’s onslaught of temptations to sin…is to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-20) to combat Satan’s temptations…  Effective protection from Satan for the Christian, also comes from systematically putting on the “Whole Armor of God”, that the Apostle Paul writes about in…Ephesians 6:10-20… Here is the link for this scripture… http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6:10-20&version=NKJV

God has provided for His children, a set of spiritual armor; which He promises will help Christians stand against attacks from the devil…Ephesians 6:11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  (NKJV)   Praise the Lord for the truth found in His Word !!  I personally, put on God’s full 6 set of spiritual armor every day…  I can attest to the fact that it is almost impossible for Satan to penetrate God’s full set of armor…if the Christian is diligent to be sure each of the 6 pieces of God’s armor is securely in place, before you start your day…

I spent 12 days writing about God’s armor, several months ago…  I would be happy to forward an e-mail with all 12 days writing, for anyone interested in details about protecting themselves from Satan’s attacks…  It takes time and diligence in reading God’s Word, to understand and put on God’s entire set of spiritual armor… And the Bible (the sword of the Spirit…Ephesians 6:17b), is the only offensive piece of this 6 piece set of God’s protective armor against Satan’s temptations…

Jesus’ half brother James, reiterates what the Apostle Paul tells us about protection from Satan, in…James 4:7-8aTherefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  (NKJV)

Christians don’t have to fall prey to Satan’s temptations…  Being blinded by Satan, and walking in darkness can be a thing of the past, for the Christian who dedicates their heart, mind, and soul to walking in the Spirit, fully clad with God’s full set of spiritual armor…

Heavenly Father, I pray that other Christians who have a tough time walking in the Spirit…would spend some valuable time reading about the spiritual armor Your servant Paul writes about in Ephesians chapter 6…  I pray Lord, that Your whole set of armor would become the everyday attire for all of Your children, before stepping out of their house into the world of sin and shame that is ruled by Satan and His fallen demon friends… I thank You Lord for Your promises kept about protection from Satan… I pray for this spiritual armor for all of Your children, in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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