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Get Real: The Belt of Truth (38 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Last week, we learned how to prepare ourselves for the battle against the enemy. We are more than prepared to overcome the enemy with the full armor of God!
This week, we are going to look specifically at the belt of truth. Basically, this means we are going to learn about how we can get more real with God and see the world around us the way He created us to see it.
God wants us to be able to move forward into His reality. His reality is a heavenly reality where we see joy, hope, and peace, instead of darkness and lies.
Main Scripture: Ephesians 6:13-14
EQUIP: Seeing the truth
Have your group read EPHESIANS 6:13-14 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: God's reality: 4D glasses
- Paul encourages us to stand our ground with the belt of truth (Eph. 6:14).
- God sees who we really are in ''4D,'' and He wants us to put on this truth as the foundation of our armor.
Paul encourages us to ''stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth'' (EPH. 6:14). What is truth from God's perspective? The word for ''truth'' in Greek is al?theia. It means not just spoken truth but actual reality (the opposite meaning would be an illusion). God is always encountering us in His reality. He sees who we really are, and He wants us to ''put on'' His truth as the foundation of our armor.
In the natural world, we have 3D glasses that make movies look more real - God sees us from a much better perspective than we see ourselves. It is like God sees us with 4D glasses.
Time is often referred to as the ''fourth dimension.'' We cannot move freely in time, but God can - He can see the entire span of history at once. He can see the past and the future at the same time, and He always knows what He is doing. When we come to see our reality the way God sees our reality, we will be protected from the enemy' ...
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