Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour 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 armour 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"
Today's Morsel: Most people today do not know that North and South Korea are still at war. Since 1951, they haven't declared that the war is ended, they have only signed an armistice agreement at Panmunjom. Technically, the two countries remain at war since the conflict ended without a peace agreement. The United States is still at war with terror and many have rolled over, hit the snooze, and gone back to sleep. We are still at war. And many in the church today, have forgotten that we are at war with the enemy of our soul, too. Satan and his demonic force is wreaking havoc amongst the church, and people don't acknowledge or know that we are in a warfare. The enemy has taken the church by surprise. Many people don't know what to do about their situations and circumstances. Sickness, ill health, divorce, sodomy, fornication, excessive lust, anger, indebtedness, distress, and discontentment has broken through the perimeter and have killed and wounded many more. The saints are stunned. Tactical and technical training of warfare and how to defend ourselves is missing. Saints have abandoned their posts. They've gone AWOL, running from the enemy of their soul. The are captivated by what they see coming on the earth. Earthquakes in divers places, wars and rumors of wars, fighting amongst ourselves. Hate, murder, and loss of life have taken center stage. But now is not the time to run. Rather now is the time to do as Paul said and Stand! We must arm ourselves with the whole armor of God, because anything that will be shaken will be shaken. It is time to dust off our shields of faith and get our sword of the spirit (the Word of God) off the shelf and polish it up. It is time to fight the good fight of faith and to lay hold onto eternal life. God is looking for a few good men, will you be counted among them?
Sing: I got my foot on the Rock and my mind's made up, though I walk through a lowly valley, though I drink from a bitter cup; when the devil comes a knocking trying to show me an easier way; I stand right flat on my feet, I throw my head in the air, I look him, straight in the eye, I say my foot's on the rock and my mind's made up.