2018 – The Year of Choices
Sunday 10:00 am – Daniel 7 “I Choose to Be Ready!” #ChoicesthroughDaniel
Sunday 6:00 pm – Citizens – Part 6: “Loving Our Lord By Loving Our Land”
Wednesday 7:00 PM – Calvary Community Groups Launch for 2018
Friday – Calvary Kids and Calvary Youth
Saturday 3rd March Beach Baptism – Secret Harbour Beach
What to Wear to War – Ephesians 6
Paul says tighten your belt for battle.
What belt you say?
The Roman soldier would cinch tight his belt just before stepping into the battle field.
He did this for a number of reasons:
So without this belt being in place, being right, he would be in mortal danger in battle!
Paul calls our belt – TRUTH
Truth forms the crucial function in spiritual warfare.
It holds the spiritual armour in place and safeguards against deadly entanglement.
2Ti 2:4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
Our belt of truth in our armour is the truth of the Word of God, the scriptures, the Bible.
You and I are perplexed and confused apart from truth.
You need the truth as animals do not – not just the truth of the physical sciences and mathematics, but the truth about your being:
Without God’s Word, His truth, we would not have a chance in spiritual battles which come our way.
Martin Luther, memorized the entire Bible in Latin which enabled him to be able to stand before his accusers who sought to condemn his stand against the error of the church in his time.
Just how does the enemy attack you here?
With his lies….”Is there really a God, is the Bible true, aren’t you just wasting your time, how do you know you are right, how do you know you are saved?”
You’ve had a very difficult week. You have been under severe attack from the enemy and doubt about your salvation fills your mind. Satan whispers his poison of lies in your ear….”You call yourself a Christian?”
But wonderfully the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus says would Jhn 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
How do you know you’re a Christian?
Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Without cinching ourselves tightly with the truth of God’s Word, our weapons would clatter and fall in disarray.
But there is another truth that Paul is emphasizing here which I believe is just as important!
That is the truth we LIVE OUT as followers of Jesus Christ!
It’s our openness to God, our very relationship with Him.
This is vital to Christian safety and essential for the proper and correct operation of all the other pieces of our armour.
May the TRUTH set you free this week!