“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 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. Stand firm, then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. 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 saints.” Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV) Nuggets of Truth: As the beloved of God, I am commanded to be strong in the Lord’s mighty power not mine! 24 hours every day, I keep dressed in God’s armor to stand against the devil’s schemes, never removing the armor of God! The defeated devil still seeks to devour me like a roaring lion! My daily struggle is not against other people with flesh and blood! My battle is against rulers, authorities, dark world powers, and spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. I am commanded to stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist. The righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ protects my heart by covering my breastplate! God’s Word, Truth enables me to stand firm! The opposite of Truth, Jesus Christ, is lies, satan. Beloved, what is the foundation of your life? “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” Psalm 18:2a (NIV) Nuggets of Truth: The foundational base of a faith-filled life resides in Truth/ Jesus Christ, the living word, the only foundation Rock who provides me with a foundational fortress of a living refuge who delivers Life! The foundational base of a life filled with a heart of purity resides in righteousness because the Holy Spirit guides my thinking to choose right. My feet are ready to travel with the peaceful gospel. The gospel message for the Salvation of souls goes wherever my feet travel. Keep in mind the peaceful gospel is part of the armor of God for warfare against enemies! The peace God supplies calms the beloved believer in the midst of chaos and is paramount for winning the battle of war! Know the enemy! A believer extinguishes the flaming arrows of the evil one with the shield of faith. “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NIV) Nuggets of Truth: Choose to feed my faith/belief by reading the Word of God. Starve my disbelief/doubt. My mind is protected by Salvation’s helmet, knowing that I am a child of God who is a joint heir in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and God has gifted me with the mind of Christ! God’s word location abides in the sword of the Holy Spirit. The Word, Jesus Christ resides within me and flows forth from my mouth full of wisdom and Truth, Jesus Christ! The foundational base of a life with a heart of purity resides in righteousness because the Holy Spirit guides my thinking to choose right. My feet are ready to travel with the peaceful gospel. The gospel message for the Salvation of souls goes wherever my feet travel. Keep in mind the peaceful gospel is part of the armor of God for warfare against enemies! My prayers reach the very throne room of Almighty God where Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God interceding for me. “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14 (NIV) Nuggets of Truth: Every person who hears the salvation gospel and believes Truth is known by Jesus Christ; Each believer receives an identifying seal mark by the Holy Spirit who guarantees each believer is a verified heir of God, His beloved child! “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through Him the ‘Amen,’ is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NIV) Nuggets of Truth: “Yes” is the response from Christ concerning all the promises of God! All the promises of God are fulfilled in His time. Since only God knows the future of each person, He continues to promise different believers different promises relating to their own individual lives. The Father God, His Son and the Holy Spirit always totally agree! All followers of Christ stand firm only by God’s grace. I am an anointed/chosen one of God to further His Kingdom work, sealed by the Holy Spirit to identify me as an heir/joint heir belonging to God/Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit’s deposit guaranteeing my future with the living God. Choose to focus on God’s provision since the very presence of God resides within my/your life. “For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV) Nuggets of Truth: Every single person will appear before the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ and will receive from Jesus only what is due them as an heir/joint heir or as a non-heir/non-joint heir of Jesus Christ for the things each individual person did while in their earthly body/tent on earth. Are you choosing to do good or bad/evil?