Take a look at what is coming up this week at Access Church then read Pastor Matt's thoughts below.
Most people don’t stand up well to the enemy because they are improperly dressed. Suppose you just got out of the bathtub. The doorbell rings. You are too embarrassed to go to the door, so you act like you’re not home. Your only hope is that whoever is at the door will go away. Well, I have news for you. The devil visits every one of us from time to time. When he does, are we dressed to meet him? Luke says the devil waited until the opportune time to visit our Lord. Never think he won’t visit you.
Paul says there is only one way to get properly dressed to meet the adversary of our souls. We are to put on the whole armor of God. We can never met our adversary at the front door until we are properly clothed. There are several pieces of clothing we must put on:
We must put on truth!! What is this piece of clothing? It is the willingness to be truthful to your spouse, your Neighbor, yourself and most importantly to God. Without a willingness to wrap this belt around you the devil laughs at our best efforts.
We need to cover our vital organs with the breastplate of righteousness. Thank God!! He is our righteousness. As Galatians 3:27 says, you have clothed yourself with Christ!! When the devil comes to accuse you, say, Excuse me, Do you know who you are talking to? I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ. I am the righteousness of Christ and I am washed in His blood. This will cause the devil to flee…
It is a wonderful privilege to be right with God. To know that every sin has been forgiven and they are all washed cleaned by the Blood of the Lamb. There is power in the Blood of Christ to not only forgive us of our sin but also to give us present victory over the power of darkness. We are righteous not because of what we have done but because of what Christ did on the cross 2000 years ago. It is through and by His righteousness that we stand clothed and ready for the battle that is in front of us!!
I want to continue some of these thoughts next!! Let’s get properly clothed and ready to move forward in all that God has for us.
God bless each and every one of you!!!