The Word Became Flesh. V: Grace, Truth, and Glory in Plain Sight
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testified about Him and cried out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, “He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for…
Spiritual Warfare XVIII: Concluding Thoughts
Spiritual warfare may not seem like it should be part of the Christmas message. However, Satan does not care about our calendar. He will attack whenever it is convenient for him. Life and hardship continue in spite of Christmas. In fact, we cannot remove Satan or the demonic from the Christmas story.
Spiritual Warfare IV: The Belt of Truth
The belt of truth holds the rest of the whole armor of God in place. It enables us to stand comfortably and advance unhindered. Jesus is the Truth.
Spiritual Warfare II: Destroying Strongholds with the Sword of the Spirit
Since we are dealing with a spiritual enemy, our weapons are spiritual. In Ephesians 6, Paul refers to the Word of God as the “sword of the Spirit.” He then urges us to pray. Scripture and prayer are our two primary weapons. The sword of the Spirit is particularly useful for destroying strongholds.
The Truth Will Set You Free
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).