Wearing His Truth
Romans 13 - I think there's nothing more critical for us than to think about the world in which we're going to live our Christian lives in 1999. This is not our text but I want to give you a thought before I introduce the Armor of God. Look at the last four verses starting in verse 11. This is the Apostle Paul writing perhaps his most important epistle of all. It's the heart of the New Testament; it's the explanation of the mysterious workings of God in salvation and regeneration and all of God's supernatural and sovereign work.
11And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, so that's you know repentance, old away, turn away from all that--now he goes into the secret of this kind of life and I love the last line of verse 12- and let us put on the armor of light. And then he explains that- 13Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. And here's the armor of light- 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, The Lord Jesus Christ wants us to wear Him as our armor of light. and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Now we're going to begin six successive looks at the Scriptural picture of what it means to be clothed with the armor of light; to be wearing as it were the armor of God in Jesus Christ. Now turn to Ephesians 6 and that's going to be our text and we'll read it together. But let me share with you why it's so important that we wear the armor of Jesus Christ; that we put on Jesus Christ; that we get clothed in the armor of light. The reason would be this:
Are you aware that this morning Satan wants to poison your thoughts and emotions? He wants to pull us away from the purity of God's truth. His attacks center in two areas: he ...
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