The Word Is A Defense
We live in a world that is hostile to the truth of the gospel that is revealed to us in the scriptures. The truth is constantly under attack and if you do not know what to stand for, you will fall for one of the many lies that are out there.
Our plumb line for living a life that is pleasing to our creator is the Bible: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!
The instructions are not complicated, they are basic, which is: ’Because we were all born sinners, we needed a savior and because our creator loved us so much he decided to make the ultimate sacrifice to atone for our sin and redeem us back to himself. So now we have to entrust our lives into his hands, so he can show us how to live a life without sin’.
It is that simple, however we as human beings complicate it. One of the things that I like to watch is Christian apologetics debates. They like to go deep into the Hebrew and the Greek meanings of words and it is good that they have done that level of study. However if it took that level of study for all of us to be able to understand the gospel message, then the instructions would no longer be basic.
God has designed his message to humanity in such a way that everyone would be able to understand it clearly. This is why we all need to read the Bible regularly and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to us through what we a reading, so we can get a clearer picture of that particular topic.
Joh_16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Through the word, God has given us a way the defend ourselves against the world views and false religions out there and we find it in Ephesians 6:
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
The analogy here that is used is a uniform that a Roman soldier wears:
The belt (Belt of truth) was the foundation for the whole of the armor, which things was held together.
Breast Plate (Breast Plate of righteousness) to protect all the vital organs including the heart
Shoes (Feet shod in the preparation in the gospel of peace) The Roman soldiers shoes where design the he could walk for long distances over all kinds of surfaces and still be ready to fight.
Shield (Shield of faith) The Roman soldiers shield was big and designed to protect his whole body from attack especially fiery arrows from the enemy and the shield some soaked to absorb the flames
Helmet (Helmet of salvation) To guard the head from attacks (or in our case our minds)
Sword (Sword of the spirit which is the word) The soldiers sword was designed to be used in defense or attack in the heat of battle.
If you do not understand that you are in spiritual war, then you need to understand it. So if you are not dressed for battle you will not survive.
The word is our defense and our creator is our guide, but we choose whether or not we will allow ourselves to be guided.
So choose right!
Parallel Business Principles
We have to use the things put in place to guide us and protect our businesses and that is the Reliv system. There are people all around the Reliv world who are building successful Reliv businesses because they are not making excuses for the system, they are just plugging into it.
There are going to be people that speak negative about what you are doing, and the system will help to quench those fiery arrows as well as keep your mind in the right place, so you can go the distance.
So choose today to make the right choice and that is to plug into the system.
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