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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES
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To engage the saints of God as Ambassadors and Soldiers of Christ so that God by them might reconcile men, women, and children unto himself.

5. 1. The Apostle Paul an ambassador of Christ writes:

2 Corinthians 5: 17. Therefore aif any man is in Christ, bhe is a new creature: cold things are passed away, behold all things are new. 18. And all things are of God, dwho has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. 19. To wit, that eGod was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and has committed unto us the world of reconciliation. 20. Now then fwe are ambassadors for Christ, gas though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be reconciled to God. 21. For hhe made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, ithat we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

a. Romans 8: 9.   b. Galatians 5: 6.   c. Revelations 21: 5.   d. Romans 5: 10,  Ephesians 2: 16,  Colossians 1: 20.  e. Romans 3: 24.  f. Malachi 2: 6, 7,  Ephesians  6: 20,   g. 2 Corinthians 6: 1.  h. Isaiah 53: 6, 9,  Galatians 3: 13,   1 Peter 2: 22,  1 John 3; 5.   i. Romans 1: 17,  Romans 10: 3.

5. 2. Timothy  is instructed to endure hardness as a soldier:

The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy whom God has chosen as a soldier:  2 Timothy 2: 3. You therefore, endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4. No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to  be a soldier. 5. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6. The husbandman that labors must be a first partaker of the fruits. 7. Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things. 8. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9. wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10. Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13. If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: he cannot deny himself.

A seasoned warrior gives warning, he identifies the enemy, he describes his armour, and asks for top level support. Ephesians 6: 10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11. aPut on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but bagainst principalities, against powers, cagainst the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13. Wherefore dtake unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand ethe evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14. Stand therefore, fhaving your loins girt about with truth, and having on gthe breastplate of righteousness. 15. And hyour feet should with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16. Above all, taking ithe shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17. And take jthe helmet of salvation, and kthe sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18. lPraying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and mwatching thereunto with all perseverance and nsupplication for all saints; 19. oAnd for me, that utterance may be given unto me, pthat I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel. 20. For qI am an ambassador in bonds: that therein rI may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

a . 2 Corinthians 6: 7.  b. Romans 8: 38.   c. Luke 22: 53.  d. 2 Corinthians 10: 4.   e. Ephesians 5: 16.   f. Isaiah 11: 5,  1 Peter 1: 13.   g. Isaiah 59: 17.  h. Isaiah 52: 7.   I. 1 John 5: 4.    j. 1 Thessalonians 5: 8.   k. Hebrews 4: 12.   l. Luke 18: 1.   m. Matthew 26: 41.  n. Philippians 1: 4.   o.  Acts 4: 29.  p. 2 Corinthians 3: 12.   q. 2 Corinthians 5: 20.    r. Philippians 1: 20.

Before God can draw anyone into being a soldier, he must first put him on a solid footing, this footing is such that will make it possible for him of her to stand up against the personal attacks of the devil. They must know how to humble themselves before God, they must know how to cast their cares upon him, they must be sober and vigilant, they must know how to resist the devil, they must become settled and certain that they are able to overcome the evil one. The Apostle Peter writes - 2 Peter 5: 6. aHumble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7. bCasting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. 8. cBe sober, be vigilant; because dyour adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: 9. Whom eresist steadfast in the faith, fknowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10. But the God of all grace, gwho has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, hafter that you have suffered a while, imake you perfect, jestablish, strengthen, and settle you. One needs to see the enemy as God’s enemy, and man as the soul that is being fought over, this is why a new convert should not dare to do battle on his or her own, but rather, stay close to God and look to him for protection and surely strength, so that when they are called to do battle they will not be overtaken by the wicked one.

a. James 4: 10,  Job 4: 17 - 21.  b. Psalm 37: 5,  Hebrews 13; 5.  c. Luke 21: 34.   d. Job 1: 7.   e. Ephesians 6: 11, James 4: 7,  John 16: 33.  f. Acts 14: 22.   g. 1 Corinthians 1: 9.   h. 2 Corinthians 4: 17.   I. Hebrews 13: 21.   j. 2 Thessalonians 2: 17,  1 John 2; 13, 14.

5. 3. The training that a soldier must receive before he is fit to fight.

Based on 1 Peter 3: 15. Peter sheds light on the most important truths, these truths are foundational to the life of a soldier.  It reads; Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

When Christ moves into your heart ayou become his habitat, his dwelling place, in this habitat he sets up a personal bsanctuary for you, with him being cthe minister in it, he being dyour Most high Priest, this is known as eChrist in you the hope of Glory, it is in this setting that you get to know the Son of God, and Christ as your fKing, gMaster, hBrother and iFriend, and above all as the jBishop and Shepherd of your soul, the most important is, kyou get to know the Heavenly Father and his will. In is indeed in this setting that you get to know and to understand that God the Father has made your Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ lyour wisdom, your righteousness, your sanctification and your redemption. In this setting you will find that you have and mintercessor, an nadvocat, a odeliverer, pone that is never far off,  it is in this setting were you as one called to be a soldier will find a qRock to hid behind, ra secret place, and a splace of refuge and strength, and ta well of water that never runs dry. This is the uonly place where the enemy of God cannot drink nor touch you. It is in this setting where a soldier can receive vwisdom and strength so that he can return to the harvest field, and wwalk into the camps of the enemy and deliver those who are sitting in darkness without the interference of the devil. Once God has made up his mind that it is time to free his people who are sitting in darkness snared by the enemy, xthere is nothing the enemy can do to prevent it and he knows it. Jesus comforts his disciples, he says, Luke 10: 19. Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

a. Psalm 71: 1 - 3.   b. Ezekiel 11: 16. c. Hebrews 8: 2. d. Hebrews 7: 26,  Hebrews 9: 11.    e. Colossians 1: 27.   f. 1 Timothy 1: 17,  Revelations 19: 16.   g. Matthew 23: 8, 10.   h. Brother.   i. John 15: 15.  j. 1 Peter 2: 25.   k. Genesis 18: 17 - 19,  Psalm 25: 14,  Proverbs 3: 32,  John 1; 17, 18.    l. 1 Corinthians 1: 30.  m. Romans 8: 34,  Hebrews 7: 25,  Hebrews 9: 24.   n. 1 John 2: 1.   o. Psalm 62: 6,  Psalm 71: 4,  Psalm 94: 22.   p. Jeremiah 23: 23.   q. Psalm 31: 1 - 8.    r. Psalm 31: 20.   s. Psalm 62: 7.    t. Isaiah 12: 3,  Jeremiah 2: 13,  John 4: 10 - 14.    u. 1 John 5: 18.    v. Isaiah 11: 2.   w. Isaiah 42: 7.   x. Luke 10: 19, 20.

5. 4. The most important thing for a soldier to have  is a place of refuge, a secret place, a rock to hid behind, and place where he can find help in time of trouble. The most experienced man we have regarding this matter is King David, we begin with Psalm 91 to shed light on what it means to sanctify the Lord God in ones heart. Psalm 91: 1. He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in him will I trust. 3. Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4. He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5. You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day: 6. Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7. A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at you right hand; but it shall not come near you. 8. Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9. Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation. 10. There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come close to your dwelling. 11. For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash you foot against a stone. 13. You shall tread upon the lion and adder, the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under your feet. 14. Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known my name. 15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. 16. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

King David speaks, he does so comfortably from his habitation: He begins, Psalm 46 1: 1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. 3. Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with swelling thereof. Selah. 4. There is a river, the streams where of shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. 6. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 8. Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth. 9. He makes wars to cease unto the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariots in fire. 10. Be still, and know that I am God,  I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11. The LORD of hosts is with me; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Based on 1 Peter 3: 15. Peter sheds light on the most important truths, these truths are foundational to the life of a soldier.  It reads; Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

The first section dealt with sanctifying the Lord God in your hearts, the second part is, being ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

5. 5. A true soldier does not entangle himself with the affairs of this life, so that he may please him who has chosen him as a soldier, he knows, that all his needs will be met, this comfort and solace goes with him no matter how difficult things may get. 2 Timothy 2: 4. What then does this true soldier do? He prepares himself so that in the end he will be a soldier who carries no unecessary baggage which may hold him back or even down, at the same time he makes sure that he indeed has the armour that he needs to survive the field to which he may be sent. This is called getting ready for the Master’s use. There are three processes that you as soldiers have to go through before it is safe to let you go alone into the field, you first must be purged of all your old beliefs and ideas and practices that may hinder your lives in Christ, and you must be purified by the washing of the word, that is to cleanse the vessel who you are for Christ, and last, Jesus prays to his Father for his people, and requests that the Father sanctify them through his truth, and then he says to his Father, your word is truth. It is obedience to God’s word that effectively purges, purifies and sanctifies one for God. In Christ you have a Master that will teach you, in him also you have a Shepherd that will take through these things and masterfully change you into the soldier he wants you to be. Yours is but to follow and to obey.

 A true warrior’s night is with God.

Psalm 4: 8. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep, for you LORD, only makes me dwell in safety. King David.  We highly recommend that you read the following account given by King David, the man that knew, understood, believed, and trusted God. 2 Samuel 22: 1 - 51.

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