As we take the next 3 days of our week in preparation for the “highlight of the week” – Sunday, where we as Christians:
1) Cease from our vocations 2) Assemble together as the Body of Christ to hear the Word & 3) Do acts of mercy as God gives us opportunity inside and outside the church body.
Let us read and think how the Lord might use this week’s text in our lives during this part of the True Discipleship series: Pt. 4 The Disciple’s Battle.
“Equipped as a Disciple” Ephesians 6:10 – 20
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand againstthe schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit,with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.