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The Armor of God (8 of 9)
Intro: Bullet Proof vest
We are in a spiritual battle in which the evil one wants to maim and destroy us, our family, our friends and our ministries.
How do we stand firm in the battle? Put on the Armor of God.
Remember, this is not our armor, this is God's armor. Remember the story of David and Goliath? David as a teenager goes to check on his brothers who are on the front lines of battle with the Philistines. When he gets there, the battle is stalled and Philistines are promoting a fight between their biggest dude, Goliath and the Israelites biggest dude. But all the Israelites are too chicken to fight. So David gets ticked off because Goliath is taunting God and taking His name in vain. So, David says that he will fight Goliath. King Saul offers young David is royal armor. David tries to put it on but it's way too big. It's not his armor. David needs the Lord's armor, which was a sling shot. The story says that David rushed at Goliath and nailed right between the eyes, Goliath falls down dead, David takes a sword and cuts off Goliath's head to prove that the Lord is stronger than all His enemies.
Let's take a quick look at each piece of armor to find out what its purpose is and how we can put it on today.
The Belt of Truth:
Without a doubt we live in a culture that has a low view of truth. We have talked about this quite a bit. Our culture has this view of truth that says,
''there is no absolute truth. We can all have our different beliefs and we can all be right. You can believe your ideas about religion and they can be true and I can believe my ideas about religion and they can be true as well.''
So, the argument goes there is absolutely no absolute truth, it is all relative. The problem is that by making such an absolute statement the argument contradicts itself. So, based on their own claims the relativist is defeating themselves. Is your head spinning?
God h ...
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