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Stand Your Ground: A Personal Battle Plan for Spiritual Warfare
Introduction: Every believer is both a saint and a soldier-a worshipper and a warrior-in the faith and in the fight! As warriors we always do battle from a position of strength. Our posture is to stand. However, we can only stand in the power of his might.
A Roman soldier would never go into battle without his helmet. Helmets were made either of leather, with patches of metal on it, or solid cast metal. The primary function was to ward off blows from a broadsword. The broadsword was massive and had to be held with both hands like a bat. It was lifted high and brought down with a crushing blow. Without the protection of a helmet the soldier was defenseless.
There are Christians who get their hearts warmed and think that is enough....Have right doctrine in the head, and then set the soul on fire, and you will soon win the world....They arrive in heaven, but they have few victories because they have never been able to clearly understand the doctrine-they have not been able to give a reason for the hope that lies within them. They have not, in fact, looked well to the helmet that was to cover their heads. [Spurgeon, Spiritual Warfare, p 126]
WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR SALVATION?
Many people are confused about salvation and especially as it relates to eternal security. I have asked people if they have ever given their life to Christ and sometimes they answer, "yes, many times". Some people actually make it a part of a daily prayer formula. They really do not understand the true nature of salvation. Always in the New Testament salvation is presented to us in multiple dimensions.
Salvation Is A Past Event.
* It Was A Past Event In The Mind And Heart Of God In Eternity Past.
(Ephesians 1:4-6 NLT) Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and with ...
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