The Architect of our faith is God
The Foundation is Jesus Christ
The Plan is redemption
The Framework is yielding our will to God
The Finish is being Biblically Sound when the battles come. Be established
Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
When I went into the military I faced a complete makeover, as did everyone else. When we arrived at Boot Camp we all dressed differently, our hair was different lengths and we were from different parts of the country. The first thing they did was shave our heads bald and then we were given green uniforms to wear. We no longer looked entirely different, we began to look similar. Then the mental and physical training began, molding into a unit, men which functioned as one entity. We were then trained in specific jobs which allowed every need of the base to be covered. We worked together for one purpose, to fight the enemy.
The spiritual battles are going to come, either by your own hand because of disobedience or from the devil because of our obedience.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Our Lord and Savior fought the battle on the cross of Calvary for us. HE WON THE VICTORY FOR ALL.
2 Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
You are a soldier under the command of Jesus Christ. You have been chosen to do spiritual battle for the souls of men, don’t be a deserter.
Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.
Don’t we all want to hear the Lord say “well done my good and faithful servant”
Philippians 2:15-16 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
KEEP THE FAITH AND FINISH THE FIGHT
PRAYER: Lord, I have to admit that there are times I want to give up, but I am reminded that “when I am weak you are strong.” I will call upon you, I will hunger for your word and I will seek your guidance.