May 10, 2020
This is war – part 3
On the day that you became a Christian, if you are a Christian, you began a new relationship with God where He has forgiven your sins and took away the condemnation for your sins and you are now a new creation in Christ, possess the Holy Spirit in your life. The Holy Spirit makes it possible to respond properly to God.
You also are now a part of this community of believers called the church. All this stuff is great; it is wonderful and exciting. But there is something else that happened that day. You got the attention of the enemy. You provoked this enemy. This enemy has a purpose – to destroy the good work of God in you and to cause you to be ineffective reaching the world for Christ. So Paul says, Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.