Dress for the Weather – Part 1

Dress for the Weather – Part 1

Being prepared really helps  

Some preparation is essential!!  

There are spiritual storms that are coming – Be prepared  

Basic Truth #1There is a spiritual invisible world  

If you believe in God, you have to believe in a spiritual world  

John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. 

Basic Truth #2  

We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  

2 Cor. 10:3-5 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholdsWe demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 

Basic Truth #3  

Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts  

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. 

Matt. 13:19 The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.  

Matt. 13:22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 

Temptations are just ideas: powerful reoccurring ideas pushing triggers from your past or from being immersed in a hedonistic culture – but just ideas  

Eph. 6:10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. 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 

Eph. 6:18 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. 

General Command – Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power 

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent 

General Command – Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power 

Specific Command – Put on the full armor of God (full – meant to be one)  

Be Prepared  

James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you 

Basic Truth #4 We do not fight for victory; we fight from victory 

Colossians 2:14-15 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross. 

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 

Be prepared – He provides it; We put it on