All Things Are Possible in God’s Armor
- Date: October 4, 2019
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10-11)
- From There Is Yet One Man
"…be strong in the Lord, and the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:10-11). Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand. If you don't put on the whole armor, you won't be able to stand. Satan's wiles are greater than your wisdom, greater than your strength. You have only one chance of standing and finishing this race and that's with the whole armor of God on. "[Because we are not wrestling] flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). There is spiritual wickedness in high places, listen to me clearly, with your name on it. We may think we're wise. We may think we're getting away with stuff. We may think that we are an exception to all the rules. We may not have paid any consequences yet, but every one of us in here has an emissary of the kingdom of darkness whose job is to bring you down, nonstop, twenty-four seven, and he knows what buttons to push.
It never ceases to amaze me that when someone makes a commitment to do something and says, "Okay, God," everything that can happen to oppose that does. How many of you have experienced that in your life as something that often happens when you make strong commitments? "This is what I'm going to do. "This is the course that I'm going to set," then there's usually then a ship to Tarshish. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Relatives come into town, the baby gets sick, you're on call and the phone rings. What do you do in those times? I talked about it the other night. You know I have and you have, I'm sure, experienced it many times. "Father's asked me to do something," and everything comes up to oppose it. "I'm going to give a hundred extra bucks to missions this month." What's going to break down this time; right? You open your wallet and that hundred dollar bill is gone. You were carrying it here to church. And, you were going to give a hundred dollars.
See, you never know where it's going to come from or go! It can take wings and fly away or it can come out of nowhere and God can provide it. But what are we doing to obey that voice? What do you do when God tells you to give a hundred bucks and you don't have it? I'm not talking about back in the days of everybody writing fake checks. "Oh, God told me to write a check for ten thousand dollars." "I'm believing God with you, brother. Here it is." We have had that happen. You think we deposited any of those? All we would be doing is paying the bounce fee on them; right? I'm talking about presumptuousness, but in the armor of God all things are possible to him that believeth. When God speaks to us, we obey. When He tells us to get out of the boat, we get out of the boat. Do you want to know what happens when you get out of the boat? You walk; amen? You want to know what else happens when you get out of the boat? You sink! It's very seldom that you get out of the boat and just keep walking to the shore without some, "Lord, help!" Get out of the boat and don't worry about the failures that you're going to encounter, because if God's for us nothing can be against us. We can't experience that without the armor of God. We can know it. We can have the doctrine, but without the armor, without the absolute denial of our own strength and walking solely in the power of His might we'll never know this.