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“ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 (kjv) Pas. Bill M. Mostrales
I. The Nature of the Battle- Spiritual Warfare/Fighters a). Heb 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end (kjv) b). 1Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast , unmovable , always abounding in the work of the Lord , forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord . (kjv) c). 2Chr. 15:7 Be ye strong therefore , and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. (kjv) Pas. Bill M. Mostrales
II. The Nature of the Soldiers of the Lord a). Good Soldier - Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (II Tim. 2:3) b). Endures Hardness - no matter how hot or tough the battle may become we continue to persevere (Hebrews 12:2,3). c). Does not become entangled - no matter how busy we are with the affairs of this life, we must always be ready for duty (Titus 2:14; 3:1,14). d). Pleases his commanding officer - Christ is the captain of His army and we must obey His orders (Matt. 7:21-23). Well defined Volunteers Infallible Captain Pas. Bill M. Mostrales
III. The Armour of the good soldiers ( Ephesians 6:13-18) Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God , that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth , and having on the breastplate of righteousness ; Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith , wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation , and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God : Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (kjv) Pas. Bill M. Mostrales
The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45) Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; (Psalm 103:4) The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. (Exodus 14: 14) Pas. Bill M. Mostrales