by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Print #83, CT 1554

"Having done all. . . Stand."
Ephesians 6:17-18

A Christian who stays in depresssion is a contradiction of terms.
God said, "I have come to give you life, and give it to you abundantly."
If we believe the Word of God, then we ought to be able to come through our
depression and live a victorious life. I've been trying to give you
counsel fromthe Word of God, and now I'd like to end this series with the
second part of "Having done all, to stand." Having put on the armor of
God, our loins gird about with Truth, the breastplate of righteousness, our
feet shod with the gospel of preparation of peace, the shield of faith,
the helmet of salvation.
Now He has two other things that I'd like to bring to your attention.
When we see these we can stand and win the spiritual battle that's going
on for every Christian and against every non-believer in Jesus Christ.
Let's look, first of all, at what He says, "Take the sword of the spirit,
which is the Word of God." This is an offensive weapon, the weapon that
helps us take charge of the fight. When you've got something that you can
move in to the fray with and attack the enemy. We attack the enemy with
the Word of God. Take the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God.
There are two words in the New Testament that stand for the Word of
God. One word means All The Scripture, everything you have from Genesis
to Revelation. That's one word, the all-incompassing word for the revealed
Word of God. (John 1:1) That Word is God, Jesus is the Word, God is the
Word, the Holy Spirit is the Word. Everything in the Bible is God's Word to us.
The second word means, "For Specific Occasions." Certain things that
come out of the Word of God minister to our needs on special occasions. Are
you facing fear? You can quote from God's Word, "For God has not given
us a spirit ...

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