Unmoved. Hard-hearted about the things you believe about the Word. You are not moved by externals.
Everyone that served God was tough.
saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is manifest to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
Acts 4:16-18 RSV
But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for all men praised God for what had happened.
Acts 4:19-21 RSV
Many times opposition is because you have become a threat to their religiosity. They refuse to admit you have advanced beyond them.
Don't allow circumstances to get you off Christ.
A different kind of mind endures hardness .
They are against the name and what it can do.
Most opposed to you We're commanded to do what you're doing and they disobeyed.
They stood before men of authority boldly . MEN REFUSED TO BOW TO GET THE GISPEL TO US .
Iam ready to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. When they tried to get him to go.
Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, “The will of the Lord be done.” And as they were trying to kill him, word came to the tribune of the cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion. Then the tribune came up and arrested him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.
Acts 21:13-14, 31, 33
Send you in the midst of you.
The gospel has been entrusted to you.
How have you taken the word? How is it to you? Is it until you face opposition.
Be tough concerning these things. Don't let anything stop you.
What we have been given is the truth. We have been given the mandate to reach the world. It is our responsibility to go to the world.
The gospel reached us by the blood of men. We cannot take it lightly.
Our drams jobs and families cannot be more important than reaching the world.
When commands of the spirit come and you don't respond. . You are the Savior. Go get them for me
Don't allow the things of the world to be so important to you you can't do the things of God.
Such that when God needs your attention you're occupied.
I have a mandate as a teacher of nations.
There is nothing we can't do for the gospel. For this cause .
The gospel advances through us.
Don't let it be that when God needs to speak to you with many words.
Be an obedient child of the most High God .
Child of God what have you done with what you have heard and been taught.
Isaiah. Daniel. Shadrach. They did not fear..
Men to whom the world was not worthy? When your eyes look at things what do you see? See what my hands have made me like Ned or be like David who says oh who am I that you labor with me. ASK ME TO GIVE
All your planning should be because of this cause...
Paul said I consider all things as dung. Don't be attached to the things of this world.
I connect with men because of the gospel. Do everything for the kingdom. Iam God's able MSN for the kingdom.
The kingdom advances because of me...iam God's man and will be the best at it.
We endure hardness as a good soilder.
We are engaged in a war.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Ephesians 6:10-18 RSV
We don't wrestle against flesh and blood but against spiritual hosts.
Why do we still wrestle...dominating thoughts. The devil doesn't have power of his own....you stand against the wiles of the devils
Trickery his deceptions. Lies
This instruction is for those in Christ. Those not in Christ have no armor to put on.
The weapon of the devil is deception.
The devil doesn't come with fists. But attacks the mind.
Put on the armor of God. To be able to stand against the wiles of the enemy.
Darkness in the world is championed in the spiritual. The ruling thoughts that cause men to do certain wicked activities.
All his strategies are just tricks. Don't fall for them in your mind. Nothing has power to beat you. LIES
IF HE CONVINCES YOU TO BELIEVE THE LIE HE HAS YOU.
Ruling thoughts....powers and principalities... distribute rule behind the humans.
The opposition is not flesh and blood. Take the battle in the spirit.
When wicked men do wicked things there is a Ruler of that wickedness....they make you look in one direction so you focus on the man and not the spiritual..
He is influencing men to Do wrong.
We have been given the kingdom to do something...some things are not permitted to be. There is nothing OK with darkness ruling
Evil day that day when evil seems like its prevailing. He comes but has nothing in me.
It's that day when the contrary to what you have believed happens... stand.....stand...be theblast man standing...give your best.
Have the willingness to fight. The kingdom is not for sissy but for tough men. Soilders..
Be the man standing.
Vs 14....stand....loins girded with truth. TRUTH IS A WEAPON. The word of God
Breastplate of righteousness
Feet shod with the shoes of the gospel of peace Iam the righteousness of God. He can't get to your heart if you're righteousness conscious.
Carry these things in your conscience.
Take the gospel out
Shield of faith. The shield is watery. Fiery thought that sparks up many negative thoughts. It extinguishes the fiery darts.
The one telling me knows the devil very well
Know you're born again. My head is protected. The helmet of salvation....no condemnation. Sin not imputed to me. I know and know iam born again. BORN FROM ABOVE. NOT DEFINED BY HUMAN ACTIVITIES.
The sword of the Spirit. The wars against you can't stand...
The devil has nothing to stop you. Be ready to defend and fight.
Not easily broken or defeated. There is a toughness . Ready for a fight.
Our weapons are not carnal. 2cor 10:3
For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 RSV
Weapons are not for civilians. They have pangas and machetes. Find him with weapons its an offence since they don't go to war.
A soilder must have a fighting spirit with the right armor. You can't hide or back off war. We are brave.
Have a readiness to revenge all. There arevtimes you start a fight and there are times you fight
When you begin doing the word you are given grounds to revenge.
We are to stand.
He tells us where we are to be strong in. It's in the Lord and in the power of His might .
Don't engage in a wrong fight.
We are strong because we are dangerous because of the things we have at our disposal.
Andrew Wormack- they had bulwarks in certain places to buttress them.
They had weapons that could shoot from far...destroy from a far hence not intimidated by the enemies attacks.
What we have as children of God the enemy has no chance.
Iam strong inbthe Lord. There is a power at our disposal.
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come; and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.
Ephesians 1:16-23 RSV
According to the greatness of His power....that raised Jesus from the dead...
The resurrection power is at our disposal.
When it comes to the wiles of the devil we stand.
Don't war against a man of God or a Christian.
This is inspired by devils....we are unite by love.
Don't be carnal by not knowing or ignoring knowledge.
In Christ wlthe word influences your actions as you have passed on from darkness to light because we love the brethren. Walk in love .
Darkness is absence of knowledge. And the devil is the Prince here.
Walk in love.
Some men we can disassociate from but not dislike them.
The weapons we have are not carnal. Ati spiritual acid. No no no...
Fo what the scripture says. I stop your influence
Anything inconsistent with the word of God is not to be accepted.
Don't take yourself lightly. Speak in tongues and use the word to stop everything inconsistent with the word. The normal for you is what the word of God says.
The power of decision- choose God's side. The devil won't win once you decide.