(Transcribed from actual tape) July 10, 1983 AM
STANDING AGAINST THE ENEMY
T-he title in your bulletin is inaccurate. T[Te titie on the marquee 'in front of the
church is accurate, because we've been talking about Christian posture. We've seen
the Christian running. We've seen the Christian receiving. We've seen the Christian
sitting, walking, and now to keep our sequence proper, we must see the Christian
standing. You sit, you walk, and you stand.
Watchman Nee was exactly correct in his book by that title. It seems out of sequence,
it seems illogical except biblically, and as far as our Christian life is concerned,
it is absolutely on target.
Let's open your Bibles if you would to the Book of Ephesians, Chapter Number 6. In
Ephesians we see that Paul is teaching us that the Christian life is not a big "do"
d - o - but the Christian life is a big "done," accomplished. As a Christian, it's
not what we do, it's what has been done. And that's the emphasis we see in the Book
of Ephesians. Chapter Number 6. I'll read Verse 10 through Verse 13. Ephesians 6:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of his might. 11 Put on the whoze armor of God, that
ye may be abze to stand against the wizes of the deviz.
1 2For we wrestze not against fzesh and bzood, but against
principazities, against powers, against the rulers of the
@-kness of tb@s world, aga-7,nst qpiri@Z wickedness in high
pzaces. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God,
that ye may be abze to withstand in the eviz day, and having
done aZZ, to stand. (KJV)
Let's pray together. "Father, we pray that You will come close, ever so close ...
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