Ears To Hear

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Full Armor of God

For years now the church has not worn the full armor of God, having been stripped by the enemy (devil) through false preachers and their false doctrines such as he uses to distract from the only thing that crushes his head and stops ALL his fiery darts and that is The Message Of The Cross, which in the only thing that produces the full armor of God in our lives.
The complete armor of God speaks exclusively of what Christ has provided for us at Calvary. Ephesians 6:11-17 reveals that wearing this armor is what causes us to stand against the wiles (schemes) of the enemy who roars as a lion to move out faith FROM the cross of Christ and FROM wearing the full armor of God. Satan doesn’t care what he MOVES our faith TO as long as it is NOT IN what crushed his head! Faith in anything other than what Christ accomplished, prospered in, and Finished at the cross will always allow him to steal from us, kill and destroy us.
Notice all the pieces of armor listed are defensive except the Sword of The Spirit… THE WORD OF GOD. The Word of God, our sword of The Spirit, is what makes our shield of faith what it is.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by The Word of God. Romans 10:17
If we use The Word of God, our sword, out of context, it causes our shield not to be able to quench any fiery darts of the enemy. Faith (our shield) comes by hearing (understanding) and hearing by The Word of God (our sword). The object and strength of our faith is determined by out understanding of the scriptures.
The only Way our understanding can be opened to the scriptures (our sword) is the same Way Jesus opened His disciples understanding by Saying,

Thus is it Written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in HIS NAME among all Nations… (see Luke 24:44-46)

Our shield cannot block one fiery dart of the enemy if our sword is not the sword The Lord has provided. Of course we know, the only thing that can defeat the enemy is what Christ has already done to crush his head (Colossians 2:14-16). He has already made an open show of him triumphing over him IN HIS CROSS.
Faith in the cross of Christ is still the only thing that crushes the enemy’s head, therefore, the FULL armor of God cannot be worn except by those who have ears to hear The Message of The Cross and understand that all else is irrelevant!!
We are still NOT ASHAMED of The Gospel of Christ… as IT IS THE POWER OF GOD TO US WHICH ARE SAVED.

Pastor Curtis Hutchinson

CrossWay Church / Atlanta, Texas

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