Jr. Tree of Life 01/02/2022
The Armor of God – Part 1
The Belt of Truth
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal Future
Before you begin this Bible study, if you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John
3:16 tells us: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, then 1 John 1:9 tells us: “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God,
so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11
The Apostle Paul lived in the early part of the Church Age.
He wrote the verses that we will be studying in Ephesians. He was both Jewish, and a Roman citizen. Paul was around Roman soldiers quite a bit. The belt that a Roman soldier wore was the first piece of equipment put on when they went into battle. All of the other armor was attached to it.
Did you know that after you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are in God’s army? Today we are going to talk about the Belt of Truth. It is like a piece of armor a Roman soldier might wear to protect his body, but this kind of armor will protect your soul.
“Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth,
and having put on the breastplate of righteousness” Ephesians 6:14
In order to block out the lies from getting into your mind, you need to learn Bible Doctrine. It’s also called the Belt of Truth in our Bible verse above. Lies living inside of you will make you miserable, just like Satan and his group of fallen angels are.
Satan wants you to think that lots of stuff, tons of friends,
and no homework will make you happy. Remember, he is the father of all lies. Guess what, none of those things will make you happy for very long, and Satan knows it.
What makes you happy is truth from Bible Doctrine. Think about the stuff that you got for your birthday last year. Does any of it make yo u happy today? Do you even remember what you got? I’ll bet your answer will be no.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
The devil and his group of minions try to make sure that people believe that God isn’t real and that there is no such thing as Heaven. Today, he and his evil angel friends are even trying to lie and say that God is a racist. Another lie going around is that the Bible is old fashioned, and outdated.
God tells us the truth in His Word:
“In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you,
you also are to love one another.” John 13:34
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
Satan loves to make everyone think that he is omnipresent. This is untrue. He is only one created angel, and can only be in one place at a time. The truth is, that God is everywhere and He tells us so in His Word of truth:
“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3
Satan is way smarter than we are, but he isn’t wise. God not only knows the answer to every problem, but He is wise. God isn’t selfish. He shares His wisdom with us in the Bible Doctrine that we learn.
So, in order to keep lies out of your soul, put on the Belt of Truth, it is part of the armor that protects your mind. Bible Doctrine will keep Satan’s flaming missiles from hurting you on the inside. The Lord Jesus Christ is our commanding officer and we are all in His loving hands
|Pamela Huffman 2021|