BASIC MILITARY TRAINING FOR THE BELIEVER (3)
Before we move on to look at another piece of THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, let us give some thought for a moment about say a young man who has been called up or decides to enlist in the armed forces of his nation. The moment he arrives at the military base, he will be shocked to find out his life is going to be turned upside down. There are two things that immediately come to mind,
- MILITARY DISCIPLINE
- INSTANT OBEDIENCE
Young people in the 21st century generally speaking tend to be quite undisciplined. This is evidenced in the current pandemic, as young people, cannot handle the isolation and all the restrictions, so much so, it is even causing mental health difficulties.
To learn to put on and use THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, is a whole new ballgame, that is going to require much discipline, We will not be able be to relax for a moment,(remember we are in a state of war) as our enemy is subtle and sneaky, and likes to sneak up on a Believer, I pray daily, that I may discern and recognize the wiles/tricks and strategies of the evil one. Eph.6:11 N.L.T.A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.
I am sure we have all seen children when asked to do something and they say a loud NO, which is such an evidence of our depraved deceitful heart, even in our Christian walk, there have been many times we have said a loud NO to the Lord, but if we are going to learn to put on THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD and use every piece effectively we must learn to say and INSTANT YES. no soldier would dare say NO to the Sergeant, because of the consequences of disobedience. We must learn to say not my will but Thine be done.
I am not suggesting that this is easy, but if we want to live victorious, holy pure lives, we must learn to do these things. James tells us, “We have not because we ask not” but when we ask in prayer we can learn to say “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME”..