Armed & Dangerous
Ephesians 6:10-14 reminds us of how critical it is that we be prepared for the spiritual battle that we are going to face. The question is not if, but when the evil one will attack. Our loving Father has given us specific tools and protection to use in that battle. While we can rest assured that the victory is won in the complete work of Jesus on the cross, we also know that until that day that He returns, the evil one is set on leading us astray.
Our first piece of armor is the belt of truth. In essence this is the understanding of the truth of who Christ is and what you are in Him. The evil one would have you believe that you are but a human and under the rule of this world. The truth is, you are a child of God, a co-heir with Jesus, and more than a conqueror! This is the truth that holds everything together. Much like the belt we wear to hold our pants up, this belt of truth should give us security, confidence, and most importantly, urgency!
When we fully understand the truth of who we are in Christ, we must be just as urgent with the mission of Christ! Jesus commissioned His followers with an urgent and important task of carrying the message of His immeasurable grace to the ends of the earth. When we put on the belt of truth, we are cinching up our cloak so that we can move about with urgency.
This week, my challenge to you is simple. Pray for God to reveal to you a complete understanding of the truth of who you are in Christ and how that effects your every moment. You are set free in His love, you are saved by His death, you are justified in His resurrection, and commissioned by His words!