The Armor Of God

In a recent post, Leigh asked if my book discussed the armor of God. After considering the question, I decided to write this reply, which I hope will be helpful to everyone.

If you read my book, you will not find a topical discussion of the armor of God. Nevertheless, if we take a look at the verses which list the elements of this armor, we learn that they are discussed throughout the book. The armor of God is an integral part of our Christian life. Here is a synopsis of how I believe I cover the various aspects of the topic.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

(see the chapters: “God Is Light” and “From Glory To Glory”)

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

(see the chapters: “God IS Light” and “Building The Church”)

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

(see the chapters: “Words Of Faith”, “Rulers Of Darkness” and “Resistance Is Crucial”)

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

(see the chapters: “God Is Light” and “Resistance Is Crucial”)

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

(see the chapter: “Natural And Supernatural Prayer”)

Ephesians 6:14-18 (KJV)

In general, you will notice that over twenty-five percent of my book is scripture. My goal throughout the book is to show you how various principles and practices flow throughout The Bible. In other words, it is important not only to read scripture, but to connect the right verses together.
I appreciate and welcome your comments and questions!

Will Eternity Be Boring?

Whenever you see a movie or hear most discussions about heaven or life in eternity, you are given images of floating on a cloud somewhere, listening to the angels singing praises to God.

I don’t know about you, but as much as I love God and enjoy praising him, I think that spending eternity like this could become rather uneventful after awhile. Rememver: we’re not talking about minutes, hours, days, months–or even years–we are talking about something which never ends! So from a biblical perspective, exactly what will we be doing for eternity?

I can not give you exact details, but if we consider Jesus, who is the first man to emerge victorious over death, we get a glimpse of what our future holds. According to 1 John 3:2, when Jesus returns (appears), we will be changed and be like him. So if we pay attention to the way he was after he was raised from the dead, we can learn a bit about the things we will be able to do in our new, glorified form when he comes to rapture us out of this current world. Remember when the apostles were huddled together in a room with the door locked tight for fear of the Jews who had crucified The Lord just three days earlier? While they sat there, Jesus appeared in their midst–seemingly out of nowhere!

In his new glorified body, he had the ability to zip around from one place to another with ease! Obviously, he could move through walls without any problem. When he walked with the men on the road to Emmaus, he was able to appear so that they did not recognize him. We also know that he ate fish with the apostles when he prepared breakfast for them by the sea.

At the end of the age, when God brings forth the new heaven and earth, everything will be perfect! We will have a new paradise much like the garden of Eden described in Genesis, only this time, it will never end!

Although our images of eternity are generally limited to views of heaven, we will also have a wonderful earthly paradise to enjoy! We won’t need air travel as we know it in order to travel all over the globe–or the universe! We will have spiritually powered bodies without the limitations of our current model. Our incorruptible and immortal bodies will last forever! Think about it: Jesus is already around two thousand years old!

This topic is fresh in my mind because of a stimulating discussion I had at our August Prayer Breakfast. Obviously, we can not make definite statements concerning how our new life will be living in the new heaven and earth, but the thoughts in this post seem to line up with scripture. I think we can look forward to an exciting adventure!