ARMOR OF GOD
In Our daily Life we are dealing with every aspect that will try and bring us down. What is recommended is to READ THIS Scripture EVERY Morning and pray for awareness, NOT everyone does this but as Christians we need to, as it will also protect us from those issues and people who wish to do harm to us. This Scripture is good for other people to learn and understand that the Lord is there to guide us.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the
breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Please note: The Salvation Prayer (sometimes referred to as the Sinner's Prayer) below, isn't any "official prayer" but rather a sample prayer to follow when asking Jesus into your heart. You can pray to God in your own words.
Regarding the location of the Sinner's Prayer in the Bible? Well, there isn't one mentioned; it is only implied. The basis of the Sinner's Prayer comes from Romans 10:9-10. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
John 3:1-19 King James Version (KJV)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS,
1. Saved By Grace Through Faith:
Eph. 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Romans 4:4-5 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
2. Not Under The Law:
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
IF WE ARE NOT SAVED BY OUR WORKS, DO THEY KEEP US SAVED AFTER WE ARE SAVED? IF WE ARE NOT SAVED BY OUR OBEDIENCE, DOES KEEPING THE LAW KEEP US SAVED? NO, WHEN WE ARE SAVED, IT IS FOR ETERNITY, WHICH STARTS AT THE MOMENT OF SALVATION!!!
1. Romans 8:38-39
2. John 10:27-28
3. John 6:37-40
4. John 14:16
5. John 5:24
5. John 11:25-27
6. John 6:27-29
7. 1Peter 3:18
8. Psalm 37:23-25
9. Eph. 4:30
10. Eph. 1:13
God can't lie. He doesn't contradict himself. The verses that lead people to think salvation can be lost for any other reason than to reject what has saved them in the first place, which is faith in the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins, are misinterpreted scriptures that they have heard all their lives because of "religion" being passed around like a beach ball.
When we come across scripture that seems to teach one can lose salvation, we have to remember all of the clear verses such as the ones I have presented above override a vague verse that is easily interpreted in different ways.
To know that the bible teaches we can't lose salvation doesn't give us license to sin. There is a price that is paid in this physical realm (relationships, money, jail). Also in the spiritual realm (rewards, 1Cor. 3:10-15)
To know that our salvation is secure, but to walk around afraid that we could lose it has to grieve God. He sent His son to pay the price so we could be saved, and have the joy that comes from the assurances He has given us, now we don't want to claim it?
Love and blessings to all.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
While a few things have gotten in the way of me posting this in the MORNING, I finally have this done!
Just before I started typing this up, I checked our Facebook page and a fellow admin/content creator share these SAME 2 Scriptures! (Great minds Think Alike!)
As Christians, we need to put away more things and peel them off like an onion to be stronger and more focused on GODS Word, with Faith in Christ.
The Great Deceiver SATAN Enjoys putting things in our way DAILY.
So as you read this, CHOOSE Your Gate. Like Salvation and following Christ, you are now supposed to pick up your cross and follow him, and Get his message/Word out to others. Plant the seeds to Salvation to others; help mentor young believers so they become even stronger.
One Gate leads to better Life, the Other Gate leads to Death.
At the same, time LETS ALL REMEMBER Matt 7:1-2
So we all can benefit better as a whole.
Matthew 7 (NIV)
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
(KJV) 7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.