Mar 5, 2012

Why We Put on the Armor of God

"We put on the armor of God not to be prepared in case Satan attacks, but we put it on to march into his territory with plans to attack and rescue souls from his domain"
- Rena a missionary in Brazil.

I don't know who Rena is but she is a STUD!!!

I love her quote.

When Peter confessed Jesus as "the Christ, the Son of the living God," Jesus declared that upon that truth he would build his church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it.

Too often, it's the churches that builds walls and gates to insulate itself from the influences of the world. Too often, it's the church that retreats into its enclaves while the rest of the world is left on its own to fend against the schemes of the devil.

That's the wrong posture.

The church is to be on the offensive.

It's the gates of hell that are supposed to be on the defensive as the church of Jesus Christ goes into the world with the simple truth that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Against this truth, that Jesus is the Lord, the devil has no defense.

Against this simple truth, the lies of the devil are defenseless.

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.


1 comment:

teacher_deb said...

We just HAVE to forget this building called church. WE
(Christ's people) are the church. Us human types forget that SO easily sometimes or at least lose sight of it frequently. The "Armor of God" is what bolsters us up to go out into the world and proclaim Jesus as savior and Lord.It helps us stand up for God's love in a broken world... Great thought with that quote Rena !