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Summary: Wrestling is a challenging sport. It takes strength, endurance and real self-sacrifice. These guys train and work out hours each day to stay in shape. I’m sure they have a diet they stick too without compromise. It’s what they live and breathe

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Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore

take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done

all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of

righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the

shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the

helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

I must confess, when I read these words this week I thought of my Grandson Evan. He is a big

WrestleMania fan. He has the gold belts, cards, pictures and t shirts of his favorite heroes. I’ve never told

Evan but, I wrestled in high school but, was never that good, just tried to survive a class.

Wrestling is a challenging sport. It takes strength, endurance and real self-sacrifice. These guys train and

work out hours each day to stay in shape. I’m sure they have a diet they stick too without compromise.

It’s what they live and breathe.

Another thing about the sport of wrestling, there is no one to pass the ball to. There is no time outs, no

team mates to tackle your opponent. It’s one on one. But, you do have a coach; you do have other team

mates that will cheer you on because they want your support when it their time to wrestle against their

opponent.

In our Christian faith we are one on one but against principalities. Apostle Paul said For we wrestle not

against flesh and blood but, with those forces of Satan. Paul is speaking of a chain of command in

Satan’s army. How do we prepare?

First to make up your mind to self-denial of course. You must surrender all to Jesus. Believe that He is

the Son of God that died and rose again to forgive the sins of the world and ask Him into your heart.

He sends your very own personal coach called the Holy Spirit to be with you forevermore. Trust Him that

He will supply everything you need to win against Satan and He will.

Once you make that decision you have many team mates at the church of your choice. Theses team mates

give encouragement and helpful hints on how to defeat the enemy. There is always a fellow Christian that

has fought whatever opponent you will face. There should be a Pastor you can talk to for guidance and

assurance.

The difference in being a wrestler and a Christian is that being a Christian you have amour avalible that

comes from God. When we use the truth of God’s word and always have and take the helmet of salvation,

and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God with faithfulness and obedient to Him. Then we can

always defeat anything Satan throws at us. Sure we sometimes get a body slam to the ground or hit blind sided with a punch now and then but, remember, it’s not how hard you can hit, its how you can get hit and keep going!

Love in Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com


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