| "Fear Not"|
"Spiritual Warfare" ~
The Word says, "men's hearts will fail them for fear" ... but it is not so with His People.
They are Mighty, to the pulling down of strongholds and the gates of Hell Will Not prevail against them.
"[b]Fear Not[/b] ~ Suit Up"
[b]"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.[/b]
[i]For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand - Stand therefore[/i], having [b]your loins girt about with Truth[/b], and having on [b]the breastplate of righteousness[/b];
And your [b]feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace[/b];
[u]Above all[/u], taking the [b]shield of faith[/b], wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take [b]the helmet of salvation[/b], and [b]the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God[/b]:
[u] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for [b]all[/b] saints"[/u]
~ If we look closely at this Apostasy or the events of this world around us - even our own personal lives at times - we see that what is being "attacked" is our Armor - Without which Paul says, we can't stand against what is here or coming.
Looking at each of these individually - I think we'll see just how each has been watered down or tossed aside by these new teachings, fears, etc., that are in this temporary world.
His Sheep Know His Voice and won't follow another.
They can quote Psalm 23 with confidence.
HE is gentle with His "Little Flock" and strengthens them, precept by precept. Bless our LORD & SHEPHERD KING.
[b]Belt of 'TRUTH'
Breastplate of 'RIGHTEOUSNESS'
Sandals of 'PEACE'
Shield of 'FAITH'
Helmet of 'SALVATION'
Sword of the spirit "GOD'S WORD"[/b]
[url=http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/armorofgod-txt.html]See two helpful Charts[/url]
There is also an eight week teaching on that site about "The Armor".
Belt of 'TRUTH' - False doctrines are on the increase. Impossible to list them all here. They 'are' on the increase. The Word of GOD says, "MOST will fall away."
Breastplate of 'RIGHTEOUSNESS' - the two extremes that will destroy a walk with God - Easy-Believism or Legalism.
Sandals of 'PEACE' - We were warned that the attacks from the enemy and even from those in "the church" would Increase in the last days - the attempts to throw people into confusion, outward attacks, and demonic attacks would attempt to rob those who are trying hard to walk their talk by aiming at their Peace in Christ.
Shield of 'FAITH' - Here we have the Hyperfaith movements and those like them - to those teachings that weaken the Faith - like legalism, just for one. The number of these faith weaking teachings are numerous.
Helmet of 'SALVATION' - again - where either Easy Believism or Legalism can disarm or destroy.
Sword of the spirit "GOD'S WORD" - This - HIS WORD - is taking a secondary place in most places and being replaced by the words of men - men's opinions and the mishandling of His Word.
Without the Sword - what place has a soldier in warfare ? Most especially the warfare that The Word says is Yet to come ?
Thank God for Bereans. Thank God for those who heed the warning to "Watch" and for those who take heed to the 'Signs' that Jesus told us to watch for, in "those days" --- which are just beginning in these days.
[i]"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand - Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with Truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints"[/i]
1Ti 4:16 [i]Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.[/i]
[b]1Th 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of [u]faith and love[/u]; and for a helmet, the [u]hope[/u] of salvation.
1Co 13:13 And now abideth [u]faith, hope, love[/u], these three; but the greatest of these is [u]love[/u].
2Co 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.[/b]
Against that day ....
Could you all help me to post 'VICTORY' (Anti-Fear/Armor)Verses for His Saints?
Thank you and LORD Bless.
"Rejoice in The LORD Always & again I say Rejoice"
| 2008/1/13 10:57|
| Re: "Fear Not"|
say to those with fearful hearts,
"Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
Isa 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:
behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence;
he will come and save you.
Say to those with anxious heart,
"Take courage, fear not.
Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come,
But He will save you."
[url=https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=19887&forum=45]Be Strong, Fear Not.[/url]
| 2008/1/13 13:59||Profile|
| "Fear Not"|
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: [b]for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.[/b]
| 2008/1/13 22:54|
| Re: "Fear Not"|
Psalm 91,(Psa 91:1)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night nor for the arrow, that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand;, but it shall not come nigh, thee
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.)
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: will be with him in trouble; I will delive him, and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and show
him my salvation.
| 2008/1/13 23:19||Profile|
| Re: Thank You Jesus!|
Psa 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psa 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Psa 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Psa 46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
Psa 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
Psa 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
Psa 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psa 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Psa 46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psa 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
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