Summary: God’s clothes never wear out.
Many of us got new clothes for Christmas
I love the way I look in new clothes
I look good... I look different... I look fresh
I want to give you some clothes
SO YOU LOOK GOOD...DIFFERENT...FRESH
The armor of God... Looks good on you
For every piece of clothing CHRIST HAS FOR YOU....
SO DOES SATAN
1. Gird you waist with truth... (some trans. says BELT of truth)
This has always caused division in the BODY OF CHRIST
We got the truth...No we do...
Believe like us you’ll go to heaven.. Believe like them you’ll go to Hell
It is important... To know what you believe... And that it’s truth
BIG ARGUMENT.... “The Bible can mean different things to different people”
It can, but God only meant one thing, when He inspired it
Jesus said, JOHN 14:6 ... I am the way... the truth.... the life
Truth is not something it’s someone.... JESUS IS TRUTH... Gird you waist with him
If Christ want you to wear truth.... Satan want you to wear lies
When you believe a lie...about God... Yourself... Someone Else
If Jesus is the TRUTH.... ANYTHING TO GET YOUR EYES OFF OF HIM
2. Breastplate of Righteousness
The Revelation of RIGHTEOUSNESS... Is VITAL TO CHRISTIANS
If you don’t know what you are... HOW CAN YOU LIVE PROPERLY
If a bear doesn’t know he’s a bear...Won’t hibernate
If a fish doesn’t know he’s a fish.... Might try living in the desert
You have to know who and what you are... YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
If Christ is your Savior.... YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS
Satan wants you to wear... UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
“I’m no good” “I’m an old sinner” “I Don’t measure up” “How could god love me
If Satan can get you to wear unrighteousness... Won’t know how to live
3. Shod you feet w/ Gospel of Peace
Being a Christian is not about FIGHTING... It’s about PEACE
The Gospel... Good News... Is about PEACE
Luke 2: 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “ Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men ”
There has never been IN the earth... People have always Fought, wars, Battles
On the night CHRIST WAS BORN... PEACE ON EARTH
God would no longer pour his wrath on people.... FOR THEIR SIN
He POURED OUT HIS WRATH ONE LAST TIME ON JESUS
Satan wants you to wear strife, turmoil, fighting
4. Above all... The Shield of Faith
Have faith in God... He is GOD
He can’t just be GOD when THINGS ARE GOOD
You need faith in the TOUGH TIMES... ABOVE ALL THE SHIELD OF FAITH...
.........With which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one
When you go through trouble.. It’s not the trouble that beats you
You lose faith in God.... CANT FIGHT OFF THE DART OF THE EVIL ONE
Above all... YOU NEED THE SHIELD OF FAITH
Satan wants you to wear.... Un faithfulness
This is when he wins...
If he can cause you to doubt God ... Make you think, you can fix it...Handle it
5. The helmet of Salvation...
Always remember that YOU ARE SAVED
When you are saved... Take that confidence and live in it