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We move closer to the end of the book of Acts as we observe Paul's journey's and the reality of spiritual warfare and opposition.
Jesus said that the peacemakers are blessed because they will be called sons of God. To understand this statement we must understand the biblical idea of peace and the significance of the phrase "sons of God." Since God calls his Old Covenant people, Israel, his firstborn son and because the primary theme of Scripture is winning the conflict that he set in place against Satan and sin near the beginning of creation, we understand Jesus' statement in understanding the relationship between these two biblical emphases.
Closing the instructions to the Ephesian Christians, Paul instructs them to prepare for spiritual battle by taking on the whole armor of God. He explains the nature of the battle (spiritual) and demonstrates how Christ, the gospel, and the several graces we receive in Christ equip us to stand firm in the face of spiritual attack. We need to take heed to these words that we may be prepared in the Christian life to 'stand firm.'
Scripture describes praise as a spiritual weapon of warfare. In this teaching you will discover how praise and thankfulness is designed to route the enemy in your life.
Did your parent ever tell you to "watch yourself?" Mine did, and it wasn't about being mean or trying to ruin my day. It was about my dad trying to make sure I was the person I should be. Peter, in his first epistle, basically encourages his readers to "watch themselves" and for the same reason.......so that they could live up to their status as God's chosen people. As Christians, we should continue to "watch" ourselves today and how we live our lives? Why? Well.....that's what Peter is going to tell us.
With every pressing forward of the kingdom of God, comes a pushing back from the kingdoms of men. But the kingdom of God is unstoppable, and Jesus will reign forever.
We are engaged in a war between good and evil; a war between God and Satan. You need to know that you are living on a spiritual battlefield and you are surrounded by combat that you can't see with your eyes. We must be good soldiers for Christ and "fight the good fight," wearing God's armor and using His weapons. If we remain faithful to the end, we will receive the crown of eternal life in Heaven.