Summary: The Toolbox necessary to STAY Christians
The Christian’s toolbox
Every Christian should have a toolbox of helpful things designed to help him STAY a Christian. Just as you would need a 15mm socket-wrench to change your OIL; You also need tools for being a better Christian.
The Apostle Paul gave us a “tool-box” checklist in (Eph 6:13-18) Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
NOTE: The Whole Armor of God will allow us to withstand and not fall, because an EVIL DAY is approaching and a Christian is to stand against the “Wiles of the Devil” (Eph 6:11) Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
A Christian needs, to be properly dressed with truth and righteousness. (Eph 6:14) Stand therefore, having your loins (body) girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; The breastplate protected the chest of the soldier. Arrows, swords and maces were deflected by this breastplate. Without his breastplate, a soldier wouldn’t stand a fighting chance. My son is a soldier in Afghanistan; his flak jacket has been shot 3 times. Without that protection, I would not have my son. How is your spiritual flak jacket?
A Christian Toolbox needs, GOOD SHOES. An army marches on its feet. How are your spiritual shoes? Are you wearing Flip/Flops or army boots? (Eph 6:15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Plain and simple The Word of God. That is what will Build Faith and ULTIMATELY save your souls.
A Christian toolbox needs a strong shield. (Eph6:16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. There will be fiery darts from the wicked. When you became a Christian, Satan drew a bulls-eye on your nose and Satan wants to take you down. Resist Him. Use that Shield of Faith.
A Christian Toolbox needs a helmet to protect your head. One good “Konk” on the head and Satan has you “OUT OF THE GAME.” Rest assured of your Salvation. (Eph 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, Satan can’t take away your salvation, you can choose to give it up, but Satan can’t take it away.
A Christian toolbox needs a good sharp sword. I generally carry mine in a pocket and it is better than American Express “I never leave home without it.” (Eph 6:17) and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Finally a Christian’s toolbox needs Spiritual WD-40 to make things run right. (Eph 6:18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Now I must say Spiritual WD-40 does not come in a can. But Prayer and supplication does indeed help things run better.
How is your Christian toolbox? Is it ready to stand against the wiles of the Devil?
To begin with: Are YOU a Christian?
Is your SOUL right with God?
Is your Heart right with God?