The Well Equipped Soldier written by Ruth Dickson.

Ephesians Posts-04The Well-Equipped Soldier

While Paul was thinking about his situation, in prison, he looked at the full armour of the prison guards and related this it to how

followers of Jesus should be fully equipped for the journey head. Isaiah 59:16-17 also gives insight into Paul’s use of  metaphors.

Paul said we are to  “Take Up” the  whole Armour of God. There is action in taking up something against what is released against you. As the battle rages on in these last days, the Christian soldier must be fully dressed and ready for action.  There is not one part of the Christian Armour that should be missing. 

The Pieces of Armour

Any missing piece of Armour will be that crack through which the enemy will take advantage. God is invisible and the battles He fights are with  forces of darkness that we cannot see. These evil forces launch attacks that are seen by the Omnipresent eyes of God. The invisible Omnipotent hand of God is at work behind the scenes, doing only what an Omniscient God can do.

While God is at work behind the scenes, the Christian Soldier does not run around naked. The Christian is well dressed with righteousness,  holiness, humility, truth and grace.  These are the garments of Salvation. God has given us these garments to wear, he has clothed us and made us holy.

Without these garments you cannot stand against the “wiles of the devil.”

It is with the full armour  (The Belt of Truth; The Breastplate of righteousness; Shoes for the Feet;  The Shield of Faith; The  Helmet of Salvation and The Sword of The Spirit, with prayer at all times that you will stand your ground.

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Mission Accomplished written by Ruth Dickson

Ephesians Posts-03Mission Accomplished

Christ has done every thing necessary to accomplish victory in this battle God’s people are fighting.  He gave himself up as the sacrificial lamb, paying that penalty for sin,  redeeming His people  from destruction.

With this in mind, you should not retreat or surrender  to the enemy. Put on the full armour God has given you. It is bullet proof. Walk in righteousness and holiness. The faithfulness of God is a shield and buckler – Psalm 91:4.   

Be confident that God sits far above powers, principalities:

‘Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come’ – Ephesians 1:21

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.” – Matthew 28:18

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Enlisted written by Ruth Dickson

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Enlisted in God’s Army

The Lord of Hosts is the Commander in Chief of all enlisted in God’s Army. The Lord commands His troops to “Put on the whole Armour of God.” To “put on” means that you are to take action by putting on the divine armoury that God has provided. This armour is not like the natural armour a solider wears. It is spiritual.

The fight is not against ordinary human beings. The battle is against an invisible enemy on a mission to destroy you. A visible enemy can be captured, but to stop an invisible assailant will take the omnipresent and omnipotent power of God.

By faith, you must believe the battle belongs to the Lord. Fight the good fight of faith. Trust in the Living God to lead you in battle. This battle belongs to Christ, the victory belongs to Christ.

‘Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; loving devotion and faithfulness go before You.’ – Psalm 89:14

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Spiritual Armour written by Ruth Dickson

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Spiritual Armour

In these times, it is important for you Christian to be spiritually strong.  Christ the King, the  Righteous One gives you might and power.  This should give you  boldness in times of uncertainty. You can relay on the unction and authority of the Holy Spirit, to accomplish all things and do all things through Christ, who  has called and strengthened you.

In these times, we must desire  deeper fellowship with God.  In Union  with Christ you press on and march forward. Surround yourself with prayer and God’s Word. Arm yourself with the power of God’s might.

Embrace, with gratitude, the spiritual armour God has given you. Under the  canopy of grace is  where victors reside.  Those who reside and rest there are given strength for the day of battle.

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The Compassion of Christ.

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The Compassion of Christ written by Ruth Dickson

Jesus Christ is described as the Lover of the Soul. This is not surprising, when you think about the  compassion of Jesus towards the lost. Many were spiritually blind. Jesus preached from pillar to post, but many did not believe or receive Him.   The many who rejected Jesus, eventually killed Him. Regardless, even when Jesus was dying on the Cross, His love and compassion  came shining through.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”

Jesus Christ grew up in Nazareth, but His message was rejected there. Many marvelled at His message, but they did not believe Him, and at one point, they attempted throwing Him down a cliff. Jesus, simply walked away.

Jesus is calling out today. Believe in Him and you will be saved.  He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  Jesus had much compassion for Sinners then, as He does this hour.  Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. The love of God abounds in this world. Because of the Lord’s Great mercy, this world still exists, despite the darkness within it.

God is calling many to believe in  Jesus Christ. This is the hour of grace.

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved!

© Ruth Dickson

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A Glorious Kingdom written by Ruth Dickson

A Glorious Kingdom in Heaven

Colossians 3:1 urges us to “… Seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”
He sits in a high and lofty place and all things are under His feet. Christ controls the Universe.

If you are son or daughter of God, look forward to what God has prepared. God  says we should set our “minds on things that are above, not on things that are on this earth.”

God Judges the Earth:

This earth is under His feet. Christ sits in a high and lofty place. He sits on a Royal throne in a Royal Kingdom.
He is a judge and in control of this earth. God says, the Lord will”Shatter Kings on the day of his wrath. He will execute judgement among the nations, filling them with corpses; He will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.” Psalm 110:5-7

Hidden in Christ:

Isn’t it comforting to know that you are hidden in Christ. He is the One who judges this earth? He says, that you are hidden in the shadow of His hand. CHRIST makes petitions at the right hand of God, day and night, on your behalf. God’s right hand is a symbol of His power and might.

The eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love, that He may deliver their soul from death

and keep them alive in famine (Psalm 33:18-20) Amen.

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Watching and Waiting written by Ruth Dickson

Have faith while you watch.

Watching and Waiting
While we are in this earthly building, we watch and wait, patiently, for the Heavenly Building. A better place than temporary earth.

There is a greater hope and expectation in the minds and hearts of God’s people.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. It will be worth it in the end. You have not waited in vain.

Walk by faith and not by sight,
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The Covenant of Grace written by Ruth Dickson

The Covenant of Grace

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” said the Jailer.

“Become a believer in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, and your household also,” responded Paul and Silas.   

It was the hour of Grace for the Jailer, as God’s hands of mercy were opened wide to receive Him.

It is simple to believe in Jesus.
The Jailer was not asked to jump through hoops. He only had to believe Jesus Christ and Salvation was assured for him and His family.

God’s promises are assured. The Good News, the Gospel of Salvation is open for you and your entire household. Repent, give your life to Jesus, turn away from Sin. Invite your family to do the same. The door has been opened.
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LIBERATED written by Ruth Dickson

LIBERATED: The New Life!

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The literal agony Christ felt in His death, no human can ever replicate or know. Christ’s sacrifice is unique and sufficient.

The result of Christ’s sacrifice is real and effective. It rules and reigns in the lives of those UNITED with CHRIST. 

The New Life belongs to all united in Christ. The works of the FLESH, the OLD LIFE and all it represents, have been put to DEATH. It is finished. The New Life rules, reigns and has dominion.

 Rejoice, celebrate and be glad!

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SLOW TO BELIEVE written by Ruth Dickson

Slow of Heart to Believe God’s Word.

11071681_10204709973242464_5778774206715446968_oEarly in the morning, the women, faithful followers of Jesus Christ, ran to the disciples to report what they had seen. Jesus had vanished from the tomb and indeed as prophesied and promised, resurrected  from the dead. Sadly, the disciples discarded the Good News, as they did not seem to discern the truth.

Jesus spent a lot of time with the disciples, unpacking the scriptures, teaching crowds and declaring himself the fulfilment of Prophecy, in the face of the religious leaders. Yet many still did not recognise Him as the Messiah, including some of  His closest disciples.

Despite all they witnessed, the disciples were not fully convinced Jesus was the Redeemer  (Luke 24:21).

Jesus was essentially a controversial figure. He came with a purpose, to fulfil  the  great work  of Redemption. Many were astonished and bewildered at His death, leading to disillusionment in the hearts of many, including the disciples.

CHRIST THE REDEEMER
Let your heart be confident this hour. Believe in the  Spirit of God who has revealed Christ to you. God’s Word is firmly engraved on the tablet of your heart by the Holy  Spirit.

THE RANSOM FOR SIN HAS BEEN PAID. THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE HAS BEEN MADE.

Christ’s resurrection from the dead is not an illusion, it is not a fable or myth. It is living and real.

Rejoice, and again I say, Rejoice. CHRIST the REDEEMER of SOULS is RISEN.
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