Jr. Tree of Life 02/06/2022
The Armor of God: Part 6
The Sword of the Spirit
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 Roman soldiers had lots of pieces of armor that they wore to protect them in battle. Every piece had a special purpose to keep them safe.
The Apostle Paul tells us in the book of Ephesians that believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have invisible armor from God. It protects your soul from the devil and his minions.
The belt of truth means that when you learn Bible Doctrine, you will be able to tell the truth from all of the lies that are going around today.
God shares His perfect righteousness with you when you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins. In order to activate it, you need tell God the Father when you sin. After that, God will help you to do the right thing when bad stuff happens to you. This is called the breastplate of righteousness.
God also gives you the boots or shoes of the gospel of peace. This means the wall between God and man has been broken, and He is at peace with you. When you have this on, you will be able to tell others how to get eternal live (witnessing).
You’re using the shield of faith when you remember a promise and think of a reason to trust God, and then go on with your day because God has this.
When you have faith alone in Christ alone, you will get the gift of eternal life from God. This is also called the helmet of salvation. God is happy with the payment that the Lord Jesus Christ made on the cross.
You can never lose your salvation, because it’s a gift from God. You don’t have to be a good person to receive eternal life. When you are a bad person, you can’t lose your salvation. It’s a grace gift from God.
“And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17
The sword of the Spirit is God’s word, which is found in the Bible. In order to activate it, you will need to rebound so that you will be filled with God the Holy Spirit.
Next, you need to learn Bible Doctrine daily. That way God will train you so that you will grow up spiritually. Growing up spiritually has nothing to do with how tall you grow or how big your feet become. It has to do with what goes into your soul.
Bible Doctrine heals the hurts, and the yucky things that are inside of your soul that make you sad. When you learn God’s word and grow up spiritually, you will totally understand why you were put on earth. Then, God will share His happiness with you.
So, don’t put your Bible on a shelf and forget all about it. Instead, learn God’s word every day. Be an invisible hero, and grow up spiritually because you’re in the Lord’s army.
Pamela Huffman 2022