Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sit - Walk - Stand

"One Year Bible" New Testament Passage (for Fri., Sept. 28, 2012)

Ephesians 6:1-24

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Ephesians 6:13 (NKJV)

The great Chinese Christian leader and martyr Watchman Nee gave us a simple but profound outline for the book of Ephesians. He divided this wonderful letter into three sections: SIT, WALK, and STAND. 

Our passage today deals with STANDING. We are called to stand against all the strategies and attacks of the devil. Many believers seek to stand against the devil, but they must also know how to SIT and how to WALK. Without successful SITTING and WALKING, our STANDING becomes ineffective. 

Ephesians 2:6 states that we have been raised up to SIT with Christ in heavenly places. This speaks to our IDENTITY in Christ. 

Ephesians 4:1 calls us to WALK worthy of our high calling. This speaks to our CONDUCT.

Finally, we are called to STAND against the devil. These three elements must be foremost in every believer's life. Like a three-legged stool, we must have all three.  So, today, reaffirm who you are in Christ!  This involves knowing that you are RIGHTEOUS IN CHRIST. 

Then, bring your conduct under the Lordship of Christ. Learn to obey His calls and His commands. Then, being built up in Christ, you can address the enemy with authority.  This is part of what it means to stand up in the fullness of the stature of Christ. And that is EXCITING!

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