“God’s Armor, or Satan’s Chains” ( Final Day 12) 4/13/2017 Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”

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           Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”  @  www.Godsmanforever.com

(revised from 1/28/2011)

        “God’s Armor, or Satan’s Chains”          (Final Day 12)

(For the first 11 days writing…type 4/02-4/12/2017, as separate dates into the search window of  www.Godsmanforever.com)

Ephesians 4:30-31 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. (NKJV)

Being led by the Holy Spirit, I cannot tell you this will be the last day of writing about “The Whole Armor of God”…   I get the feeling that many readers were tired of my writing after the first few days on this utmost of importance of a topic…   But I cannot stop writing, on what I feel is the most important subject in the last year and a half of writing, until God, via the Holy Spirit, lets me know… “It is Finished”…

I use these precious words spoken by Jesus to in no way equate myself to Christ…  My righteousness is but a filthy rag, in comparison to our Lord and Savior…Isaiah 64:6… But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.  (NKJV)

I am a servant of my Father in heaven…once a broken vessel, who by God’s grace and mercy is now whole…  I am no better than the worst mass murder, or Unabomber, or drug addict, or any other hideous human being that ever walked the face of the earth…   The only difference is the Holy Spirit within me, and the love I now feel toward everyone I come in contact with…

I pray no one looks at my writing and thinks I feel as though I am better than they…or I that I am looking down at them… On the contrary, my e-mail address is… brucermillslast@comcast.net …  I chose this to remind me every day, that I must think of everyone, everywhere, before I think of myself…  I must remain a humble servant of Christ, to be believable by any reader…

I have referred to the Holy Spirit taking a back seat in the life of born again Christian, when Satan enters the crack in their vessel or a chink in their spiritual armor…several times in the previous days writing…  This is a word picture I have used to describe the loss of supernatural power any child of God suffers, when they are sinning…  I wrote yesterday about our quenching of our personal Helper the Holy Spirit…   As I start to write on grieving the Holy Spirit, I must reiterate that the child of God will always have the Holy Spirit residing in their heart, mind and soul…  The opening scripture says God’s children are sealed with the Holy Spirit…  We can never lose this part of the Trinity, which includes God and Jesus Himself (Colossians 1:27), residing within us…

But we can and will lose the full power of the Holy Spirit by quenching Him (1 Thessalonians 5:19), or grieving Him (Ephesians 4:30)…  This loss of God’s power will lead to the increase in the power that Satan will gain within every Christian…  Once we become a child of God, we are indwelled with the full power of the Holy Spirit…  This loss of power, as we quench or grieve this fullness of the Holy Spirit, is the reason I am so adamant about Christians reading and understanding how “The Whole Armor of God” can help keep us from losing this fullness and power of the Holy Spirit, God gave to all of His redeemed children…

This is why all 6 pieces of God’s spiritual armor, as listed in detail in…Ephesians 6:10-20…must be worn around the clock, (24/7 as I call it), by all of God’s children…  This is the only way to seal any cracks in our Spirit filled vessel…   Here is the link one last time for this important scripture…  Please read and learn about this Satan defeating list of God’s protection, only offered to those God recognizes as His redeemed children…  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6:10-20&version=NKJV

Verse 31 in the opening scripture lists “bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking” as sins which grieve the Holy Spirit…  Any of the sins so frequently listed in God’s Word, will allow Satan entrance back into the life of the child of God…

See 1. Below, for a presentation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, one last time…for those who have any doubts that the Holy Spirit is living with-in them…  The apostle Paul pens this, in…Romans 8:9…   But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. (NKJV)

The gospel of Christ must be understood and obeyed, before God graces the un-believer with eternal life in heaven upon their death…

Those not sealed with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to begin with, would be anyone who has not prayed for and received the grace given by God to all of His redeemed children; when they have by saving faith and faith alone, believed in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior…   There is no protection from Satan for the lost and dying world, because he is their father, not God…

Heavenly Father, I pray to You with all of my being…that this study on Your protective spiritual armor is revealed by You as important to understand, for every reader who is not using the full power of the Holy Spirit that You have given them to guide and protect their very soul…  Your Word as written by Your servant Paul tells us this in…Romans 10:17… So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.   I pray  Father, that you urge all of your children to open Your Word and seek to put on Your full set of protective spiritual armor…   My prayers, as always, are in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ, bruce

References:

1.   I would welcome any responses to this last 12 days of writing… In past years, I have been led to write a book, and anything I could add from my brothers and sisters in Christ would be warmly welcomed…

2.    Here is a link to a great sermon by Pastor John Piper on… “Being Filled with  the Holy Spirit”    http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/be-filled-with-the-spirit

 

Picture credit:  https://www.google.com/search?q=Picture+Ephesians+6:10-20&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjuubix1ZrTAhVK8WMKHVkKAMMQsAQIGQ&biw=1126&bih=686#imgrc=r_zor7ER9hQBVM

 

 

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