September 24, 2020
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
THE SWORD FOR THE BATTLE FOR OUR SOULS
“And the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”Eph. 6:17, A.V.
“For the Word of God is living (quick, KJV) and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division (‘dividing asunder,’ KJV) of the soul and the spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we have to do.” Heb. 4:12.
“God has provided abundant means for successful warfare against the evil that is in the world. The BIBLE is the armory where we may equip for the struggle. Our loins must be girt about with truth. Our breastplate must be righteousness. The shield of faith must be in our hand, the helmet of salvation on our brow; and with the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, we are to CUT our way through the obstruction and and entanglements of sin.” Acts of the Apostles, p. 502.
“The first Adam fell; the second Adam held fast to God and His Word under the most trying circumstances, and His faith in His Father’s goodness, mercy, and love did not waver one moment. ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ was the weapon of His resistance, and it is the sword of the Spirit which EVERY human being is to use.” God’s Amazing Grace, 35.
We can only “overcome even as Christ overcame” by following His example, walking after His footsteps, putting on the whole armor of God and “fighting the battles of the Lord where champions are few.” It is our choice to be numbered among “the chosen few” in these last days, by Christ’s empowering grace. God bless all, NMF.