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Synopsis of Prepare for Warfare
Good and joyful day today to all Christian brothers and sisters on this the day the Lord has made. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee, or tea, or milk, or whatever is your favorite, we’re about to slice a piece of the Bread of Life, the Word of God. And today’s slice comes from:
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Key words here are: truth, righteousness, preparation, knowledge of gospel, faith, salvation, sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Never go to spiritual warfare without them. And, the title of today’s message is: Prepare for Warfare
Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual warfare and suffering. The Christian armour is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our warfare, and finished our course. The combat is not against human enemies, nor against our own corrupt nature only; we have to deal with an enemy who has a thousand ways of mesmerizing our unstable souls. We’ve got to resolve by God’s grace, not to yield to Satan. Resist him, and he will flee. If we give way, he will get ground. If we distrust either our cause, our ability in Christ, or our armour, we give him advantage. Take note: that there is no armor for our back; nothing to defend those who turn back in the Christian warfare. Truth, or sincerity, is the girdle. With all this armour we must now need something before we march off to war. We can learn of it from the book of Acts chapter two.
Bro. Dick, where is this war you are wanting to march us off to? Right here in our beloved country, my friends. And battle we must, or we will soon become a Counterfeit America.
America is God’s second blessed nation after Israel. Israel chose a king instead of Jesus. A choice they have had to live with through generations. America’s, beginnings had the intention and direction to live according to God. The hidden attribute has become the Adamic nature of all men. An open country with all forms of religions and beliefs. The inter marriage with other beliefs and hidden sins. This leaven has spread throughout our society.
One major influence began with the “ scopes monkey trial”. Creation being a happenstance and not created by Elohim. This emboldened the liberal attitudes. People believed they were above God, and were omnipotent; that is they could replace God. Yes, the country flourished unlike any country in history. The reason was their original honoring of God.
Then the introduction of slavery and the consequent Civil War created a division of the nation. The emancipation did little to solve the separation. It helped sin to become submerged in the fabric of society. The liberal agenda then came and destroyed the Godly foundation belief little by little. Prayer in school, another removal of Godly purpose.
Sadly continual attacks of this liberal perversion had no push back. They met little correction or defense by the “church”. The church employed hirelings to tickle their ears so that they were in tune with the liberal world. Without Godly continued direction this lead to an all-out attack of the enemy. It seems America has become a deserter.
The most insidious attack of the anti-christ spirit began to find it’s fingers in our Government and the liberal media. The very people, elected to further our constitutional directions, began years ago, in all parties, purposed in perverting the meaning of words. Political correctness is a deception, supported by the “elected” Jezebel doctrine . The destruction of the original form of government is still being implemented. All levels of government programs began going against the established. Those who have drunk the “kool-aid” seemed to simply go along. Prosperity began the country toward challenging of the lies. The perversion affects the three forms of government. All of this lying and perversion is the prophesied preparation by the anti-Christ spirit embedded as political gibberish.
The liberal minded began to espouse that it would do something purported to help people. All the while ,creating an infrastructure to support their own lifestyle. To support their perversion, they demean and demand rationality of their corrupt invented world view.
So, Bro. Dick where and with what plan do we march off to war? The real answer: the nation must repent, restore and return to God. We begin by warring against such things as DOMA; that’s the Defense of Marriage Act.
Some say it’s over — legalized same-sex “marriage” is inevitable — that we’ve lost the debate about same-sex “marriage”. Some say it’s just a “legal” issue — it doesn’t really affect how we Christians will raise our children and live our lives. Some say it’s hateful for Christians to oppose same-sex “marriage” — if we really “hate the sin but love the sinner,” we’ll be tolerant of the homosexual “lifestyle.”
They’re wrong. It is urgently important that you have the facts — it is urgently important we, the church, do all that we can to support that such organizations ad Family Research Council, (FRC) keep fighting this fight — because your family is the target in this battle, and the radical homosexual lobby has made it clear: They will stop at nothing to force our businesses, our schools, our churches, our government — and even our children and grandchildren, to embrace and celebrate homosexuality.
You need to know the truth. Here it is:
1. The national debate about same-sex “marriage” has NOT been lost. Let me explain why later.
2. Same-sex “marriage” is NOT simply a “legal” issue — it absolutely WILL impact how we as Christians raise our children and live our lives. Here is why….
3. It is NOT hateful for Christians to promote and protect natural marriage. We call all people to biblical morality out of love for them, not hate.
Homosexual activists are pushing to eliminate any negative speech about their behavior choices — this, they believe, will help them feel affirmed. But it will not happen. They will not be able to escape the conflict of living outside of God’s design.
Now, I want to interject something here. If you plan to put on all the aforementioned armour of God and to march with the rest of us….. but…. you are having a sexual affair, tho it is heterosexual; don’t even open your mouth about their lifestyle. Because…. the devil will devour your deceitfulness and God will not step in to protect you. Sexual sin is sexual sin no matter of lifestyle. You, my friend the church goer, or church officer, are already marching along side the ranks of the enemy of God. Nuf said !!
While I’m thinking about it let me throw in: I can’t find anything in the Constitution or in the Word of God that says the life of the mother or convenience of the mother can be chosen over the life of the unborn. Notice, I did not say “fetus,” I said the unborn. Don’t try to camouflage my thoughts with such acceptable words.
Bro. Dick, why are you mixing Christianity and politics? I didn’t start it…. our founders did. Did you know….
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