Summary: "We are in the "Lord’s Army." Have we accepted that responsibility? There are 4 reasons to stay faithful in serving Him.
Introduction: One of my favorite songs "I’m in the Lord’s army." For many it is just a song. But in truth, when one accepts Jesus as their Saviour you signed your name on the dotted line and joined God’s Army.
Many have gone A.W.O.L, many have jumped the fence and headed for a foreign land, many have gone over to the enemies camp like John walker.
There are 4 reasons that will encourage us to stay Faithful in fighting the battle.
I. WE HAVE A COMMANDER THAT WE CAN TRUST: Verse 10
a.) Because He is commited to us.
b.) Because He has already proven Himself.
II. WE HAVE AN OPPONENT WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN DEFEATED: Verse 12
a.) Our struggle is not with flesh & blood.
b.) Verse 12 speakes of Powers & Principalities. Satan is a Terroist.
III. WE HAVE A DEFENSE THAT IS IMPASSABLE:VERSE 13-17
a.) We need proper protection...verse 13
b.) How much of the armor of God? Verse 13
c.) How many fiery darts can we quench? Verse 16
IV. WE HAVE AN OFFENSE THAT IS UNSTOPPABLE: Verses 17-20
**Matthew 16:18...Satan and all his forces cannot stop a church when it is advancing with God’s power.
1.) WE HAVE A COMMANDER THAT WE CAN TRUST....JESUS
2.) WE HAVE AN OPPONENT WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN DEFEATED...SATAN
3.) WE HAVE A DEFENSE THAT IS IMPASSABLE....TRUTH
4.) WE HAVE AN OFFENSE THAT IS UNSTOPPABLE...GOD’S WORD & PRAYER