Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Armor of God, Pt. 6: Praying at All Times (Ephesians 6:18-20)

If you've been with us these past five weeks, you should be pretty well protected by now. Together, we've taken a close look at the spiritual armor God has prepared for all of us who would follow Him.

Just as with any soldier gearing up for battle, each piece of our protection is crucial because we can only be as strong as our weakest point. To be effective in the spiritual realm, each part of our armor, from head to toe, must be intact.

That's why we've taken the time we have to unfold this series. And that's why we'll conclude with one more message -- this one on the importance of prayer, which ought to blanket every battlefield, before, during, and after the final arrows fly.

I pray you have been encouraged and emboldened by what we've studied together. It continues to be a joy for me to minister to you in this way.

May God continue to extend His peace - and His Grace - to you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who knows, maybe John (Reformedispy) MacArthur is right and the greatest Greek scholars (Google "Famous Rapture Watchers"), who uniformly said that Rev. 3:10 means PRESERVATION THROUGH, were wrong. But John has a conflict. On the one hand, since he knows that all Christian theology and organized churches before 1830 believed the church would be on earth during the tribulation, he would like to be seen as one who stands with the great Reformers. On the other hand, if you have a warehouse of unsold pretrib rapture material, and if you want to have "security" for your retirement years and hope that the big California quake won't louse up your plans, you have a decided conflict of interest - right, John? Maybe the Lord will have to help strip off the layers of his seared conscience which have grown for years in order to please his parents and his supporters - who knows? One thing is for sure: pretrib is truly a house of cards and is so fragile that if a person removes just one card from the TOP of the pile, the whole thing can collapse. Which is why pretrib teachers don't dare to even suggest they could be wrong on even one little subpoint! Don't you feel sorry for the straitjacket they are in? While you're mulling all this over, Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the same 179-year-old fantasy.