26 January 2008

The Armor of God

Hi Folks. Pieter here again.

Jesus said of us Christians that we are not of this world. "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." (Joh 17:16)

As a matter of fact we are finding ourselves in an antagonistic environment. "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." (Joh 15:19)

Fortunately for us, God has provided us with all the necessary protection. All we have to do, is to take it up. "So put on God's armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground." (Eph 6:13)

As we walk towards our destinies according to God's
process driven life, as depicted by the tabernacle of Moses, we will find God strengthening our spiritual armor. Every step of the way, one by one, each part of the armor will get its turn, for without the proper protection, we will be unprepared for the next phase of growth.

We need only look at the lives of the rich and famous to see what will happen to those who are prematurely thrushed into greatness without God's protection. Don't let is happen to you. Take the time to allow God to work in you, not only through you. Let him build your armor for the
spiritual warfare that awaits you..

As you enter your calling, you will first need
the helmet of salvation, this corresponds with the altar of the tabernacle. The blood of the lamb must always take priority. Nothing precedes it!

Next will be the
breastplate of rigtheousness. This corresponds with the tabernacle wash-basin.
Without getting His righteousness, you cannot enter
the door into the Holy Place. You have to allow God to wash you with His word, only then can you take the next step.

God's process is non-negotiable. Any short-cuts will only lead you to trouble. You don't want to be the next big name pastor who gets caught on the wrong side of the straight and narrow.

Next week . . . more of the armor.

Till then, God bless you.

Pieter de Waal

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