“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 simply stand.” (Ephesians 6: 13).
Getting dressed seems like such a simple concept. It is something we do on a daily basis, but it’s also something that requires specific thought and planning. Different occasions require different types of clothing and we want to be prepared. Living the Christian life is very much the same. We have to be prepared for every occasion. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us of the importance of having the right dress, the right armor to battle any temptation, challenge, or evil. This includes what we fill our spirits with as well.
If we are carrying a glass and we get bumped, whatever is inside the glass could spill out. We are the same way; we will get bumped in life and when we do, whatever we have inside will come out. If we have filled ourselves with the Holy Spirit, that is what will spill forth in our moment of temptation or challenge. As preppers, we cannot focus on the physical preparations only. That is certainly a large portion of what we should be doing, but our spiritual preparation is more important. The future is uncertain, but the one thing we know for sure is that we will be bumped and knocked along the way. When we dress correctly, wearing the armor of God, the Lord equips us for anything and we stand solid in the knowledge that we are fully prepared.
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Today in Christian History
1621 – Death of Johann Arndt, 65, German Lutheran theologian. Called the precursor of Pietism, Arndt was the greatest name in the history of German mysticism after Thomas a Kempis.
1682 – The General Court of Massachusetts repealed two laws which had been passed two years earlier: one forbade the keeping of Christmas, and the second mandated capital punishment for Quakers who returned to the colony after being banished.
1824 – St. Regis Seminary was opened in Florissant, Missouri. It was the first Roman Catholic institution established in America for the higher education of American Indians.
1825 – The American Tract Society, the first national tract league in America, was formed in NY City by the merger of 50 smaller societies.
1888 – The Woman’s Missionary Union, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, had its inception in Richmond, Virginia, when delegates from 15 states met to form a general women’s organization within the denomination.
Source for Today in Christian History: www.studylight.org