Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 25, 2021
With the Gospel, believers are: 1) Armed with the Mind of Christ (1 Peter 4:1), 2) Armed with the Life of Christ (1 Peter 4:2), 3) Disarming the life before Christ (1 Peter 4:3-5), and 4) Armed because of the Judgement of Christ (1 Peter 4:6).
1 Peter 4:1-6. [4:1] Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,  so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.  For the time