Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Thoughts on Weekly Bible Reading ~ Ephesians 6

I shared most of many of my thoughts on Spiritual Warfare, the Armor of God, and Prayer based on Ephesians 6 in the post....
La Soñador ~: Engaging In The Act of WAR
Ephesians 6:10-18 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and ...

I often enjoy the artwork depicting this portion of scripture as well.  Powerful, inspiring, and encouraging us to strength of will and fortitude.










I also do not think it is chance that this chapter OPENS with exhortation to children and parents, followed by master/bondservant, aka employer/employee.  Our daily lives are FULL of trouble, no matter where you are.

God warned us what would cause us harm (sin) and when we or anyone around us partake in sin, people suffer.  What we seem to have forgotten, !!!YES WE HAVE ALL FORGOTTEN!!! is that our fellow men are not our enemy.

SIN is our enemy.  Death is our enemy.  And Satan is the Enemy of our souls. (1 Corinthians 15:26Psalm 109:6, Matthew 13:39, Psalm 7:5, Psalm 143:3)

He delights in our suffering.  And he is the father of lies.  He will spread

Confusion
Fear
Anger
Hatred
Pain
Worry
Disease
Strife

Everywhere he can.....

Sound familiar?  Doesn't it sound like just about every page in the news these days?  Doesn't it sound like everyone's daily struggles in their lives?

The answer isn't found in alcohol, anti depressants, meditation, or even 'manning up'.

Psalm 6:8-10 tells us,
"Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
The LORD has heard my supplication;
The LORD will receive my prayer.
Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;
Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly."

Only one can save.

Just as in the flood of Noah, we too must go into the ARK OF SALVATION, Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah.

We too must cleave to our Beloved and be GRAFTED IN.  We too must be sealed in.  We too need our names written in the Book of Life.

And as long as we are in this fallen world, we must pray for YHWH to protect us and our families EVERY DAY!

Philippians 4:6-7 also tells us, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

And Galatians 6:9 says, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

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