Three Stands

Three STANDS

There are many things in life that go contrary to what the word of God says.  So often, daily, even minute by minute, we have to put our armor on and take a stand.  This present world is evil.  It is pretty much run by the enemy.  So increasingly we are bombarded with lies.  It is so important to put the truth of Father’s word in the forefront of our minds and hearts so that we are not swayed from the right way of believing.   Minute by minute we make a choice: are we going to believe what God says or what the enemy says.  

 

The enemy lies all the time.  About everything.  Usually to stop you from believing what God said.  Darkness is like a tornado whirling around our heads trying to get in.  So we must decide if we are going to believe it and focus on it.  The TV and media are some of the ways the enemy gets his lies out.  Fortunately each one gets to choose what he is going to watch. And honestly, I choose not to watch it much at all. 

 

Eph 6:13-14  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withSTAND in the evil day, and having done all, to STAND firm.  STAND therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

 

I was thinking about this section yesterday much of the day off and on.  Why did Father repeat it three times?  It must be pretty important to stand and do it with full armor on. Let’s look at the context.  

 

Eph 6:10-13  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Eph 6:13-15  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

Eph 6:16-18  In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

   1. Belt of Truth 

   2. Breastplate of Righteousness 

   3. The Gospel as shoes for our feet

   4. Shield of Faith to stop fiery darts

   5. Helmet of salvation to guard your head

   6. Sword of the spirit, the Word of God 

 

Each part has a function to keep us sound on truth.  What does it say?  The whole armor on to STAND.  We have His spirit on the inside, we have everything we need to stand in this evil time.  We cannot STAND by focusing on the lies.  We STAND by focusing on the truth.  Let’s put it on and STAND.  Make the Word a living reality in our lives.  Father will direct our steps, we have to give Him our hearts and much of our time.  Christ is our example.  We have to decide, what is really important to us?  The world or walking with the Father of light.  My heart is settled.  STAND fast dearly beloved. 

 

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