Monday, November 3, 2008

Focus on God through Christ by the Holy Spirit

As we who believe in the gospel are able to see that prophetic change is coming, change in our society, changes in the world and even great changes in the planet itself, waring us that our time of redemption is near, we as believers must avoid taking our eyes off the spiritual things of God. The world and those that don't believe wrestle with the physical and material chains that tether them to the father of lies who awaits judment. But we who have been unchained as believers must remember that our fight is no longer physical but spiritual against forces of darkness, the host of demonic forces and even Satan himself. Otherwise we could end up once again ensnared in spiritual dearness where we once also groped for truth meaning and purpose. As believers we are more then conquerors in this world but only through abiding in Jesus Christ which allows his Holy Spirit to dwell inside us and guiding us to dress for battle with the full armorer of God. The most important piece of armor being the word of God which is like double edge sword, able to send the enemy fleeing and convict the harts of men. So let us stay focuses on what we have received and what is required of us so that we can continue spreading the message of God's light in a world that grows continually darker in preparation for the end times.
(Ephesians 6: 10-18) Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.