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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
Do You Wake Up Ready?
Clif Johnson
Aired on Jan 04, 2024
Show Day by Day
Jan 01, 2024
00:03:22 Minutes


2 Corinthians 10:5

The distinction between Christianity and the world should grow clearer as wickedness grows.   ~~~   Even though sin and Satan and death have been done away with for the believer, it still taunts, it still mocks, it still defies, and it still challenges us to come and fight—it taunts God’s way of parenting, it taunts God’s prescription for marriage, it mocks God’s word concerning holiness, manhood, womanhood. And we often times fight against sin in our own strength, with worldly weapons. Weapons of pragmatism,, popularity, and people-pleasing. Listen to 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience… What are our weapons? Our weapons are truth and discipline. The sharpening of our minds with God’s truth and the strengthening of our will by God’s Spirit. And we can go into battle because Christ, who is Truth and Righteousness, has gone before, because He lives in us. The day we as a church decide to know and live upon the truth of God’s word, in the power of the Spirit, is the day we draw out our weapons for battle. Has it occurred to you that in this day of extreme radicalism and immorality, the distinction between the people of the church and the people of the world should be getting clearer and clearer? But does it seem like that is happening? Why not? Because we either are not who we say we are, OR we are not fighting, OR we are fighting with the wrong weapons. Saul’s coat of arms will not fit the fighting Christian. TRUTH AND DISCIPLINE will. And always be ready to fight. David, when he woke up that morning, had no idea he would be facing Goliath that afternoon, but He was willing and ready.

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