BASIC MILITARY TRAINING FOR THE BELIEVER (10)
Before I start writing on the next piece of armour, I want to make some further general comments. I have been a born again Believer for nearly 69 years., but was never Biblically Discipled.. So for many years of my Christian walk, there was defeat and frustration, and often the temptation to walk away. I sure thank God for the drawing power of the Holy Spirit especially during those dark times.
I am sure there were many times the Holy Spirit sought to speak to me, but I was deaf to His words, and continued on my pathetic selfish way. I want to thank God for the awesome teachings of the Apostle Paul (virtually half the New Testament), I regret I did I did not do what the Berean Christians did in Acts 17:11 NLT And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.
Slowly but surely, the truth which I knew in my head (as information) started to become a revelation to my spirit. It sure took some time, and I have not arrived fully yet, but more and more day by day, I am embracing and enjoying the reality of my inheritance purchased for me through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the glorious fact that He “ever lives to make intercession for me”.
I also want to publicly thank God for the writings and teachings of three great men of God, who have been promoted to glory and enjoying their reward.
Martin Lloyd -Jones especially his Ephesians series
Kevin Conner, his prolific writings and teaching.
Neville Johnson, a major ministry in the revival in Auckland N.Z. in the 1970’s and 80″s.
I know my experience of struggle is not the exception to the rule, but sadly often the common experience of too many Believers. I sincerely pray that these teaching blogs will encourage you to press on, and that you recognise:
Which piece of armour is missing.
Take it and put it on.
Use it to be a constant victor, and never again (by the grace of God) the victim amen.