Part two of the Loin belt of truth.
I want you to understand that if you are not walking daily in the power and word of God then neither are you walking in your God-given suit of spiritual armor. With out the Word of God operational in your life you do not have the support for the other pieces of the spiritual armor. For you there is no fight. For you the battle is over before it began. You have forfeited the victory because you have rejected the most important piece of the armor. The Word of God. How often have you been witness to someone who says that they are having such trials in life or that things just seem to be going wrong all the time and when you talk a little and maybe ask have they been spending time in the word the answer is no I have been too busy or I just cant understand it, funny thing we couldn’t understand English as children yet as we grew it became clearer. There is food for thought.
The word holds your sense of righteousness in place, and you need righteousness. The Word holds peace in place and you need peace. Peace isn’t just a defensive weapon it is also an offensive one.
Without your helmet on salvation to protect your mind when Satan comes to hit you in the head with his battle axe you will have no protection and your mind will begin to swim in disbelief and doubt in the end he will try to rob you of deliverance, soundness of mind and healing. How many of you can testify to this in your lives I know that I can. Sadly I see this more and more as the time draws closer to the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Some people sit in their prayer closets in the dark hoping to get Rhema from God they need to turn on the light and get out their bibles and meditate on the Word of God and suddenly that verse will jump right off the page and become a mighty blade in their hand and mouth.
Notice, too, that the loin belt also covered the roman soldiers loins. Why did he have his loins protected so heavily? Because he wanted to preserve his ability to reproduce.
Because the loin belt is representative of the Word of God, and the loin belt was historically a protection of the reproductive abilities of man this tells us something else very specific. It plainly shows that the ability of man to produce for God is directly tied to our relationship with the Word of God. How many people do you know that can minister of the glory and promises of God with having read his Word? You become spiritually sterile if you do not have the word of God actively operating in your life, you do nothing you produce nothing.
Even God creates, produces and reproduces by the word of God Hebrews 11:3 says,
“Through faith we understand that the worlds where framed by the Word of God…”
God produced the worlds through his word.
Do you know what happened to you when you were saved? 1John3:9 says, “Whosoever is born of God doth not sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin because he is born of God.”
The word “seed” is taken from the Greek word spermata it is where we derive the word “sperm.”
We see here a picture of the new birth. Here John says that when we were born again,
God injects his own divine “seed” into our human spirits. Once that seed is placed in us it begins to grow and produce the life and character of Christ within us.
This Devine “seed” is why we cannot go on living as we once did before we met the Lord the life character, nature and attributes of God are in that “seed,” similar to the way that a father’s eye color, hair color and temperament is in his seed. Once the nature of God is planted into us that divine life forever breaks the power of canceled sin and the life of God begins to rule in our Lives!
What does the seed of God look like? What is the “seed” of God? Peter tells us, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” (1Peter1:23)
God made the worlds through the word of God and he created you through his divine
“seed” everything he created he created through the
instrumentation of his word.
It may be that you have been asking the Lord, “Why is my life such a mess?” Where is the victory I use to experience?” I believe the Lord is asking you some questions in return, “Where is your loin belt?” Why havnt you been in my Word?” Who took off your loin belt?”
When you take off your loin belt your armor falls off you need to have your belt on to go into this kind of battle or you will have nothing to protect you from the enemies’ blows.
Others know that they need to spend time in the word but the make the excuse of I just don’t have the time Ill wait till next Sunday our pastor is such a good teacher Ill just wait till then I know he will feed me well. The services comes and goes and they go home and realize that the should spend more time in the word but yet again they say to themselves “Ill just wait till this Sunday last Sundays service was good and I know this Sundays will be even better.”
Let me ask you this question do you still ask your mother to dress you? If you asked her today to do so she would most likely look at you as if you were joking and tell you to dress yourself. But this is exactly what believers do when they know that they haven’t been in the word all week long and go to church they say, “Pastor would you dress me?” Would you put my belt on me?” Pastor would you please dress me?”
The word from the pulpit should confirm what you have heard God say to you personally to you through the Word during the week. The word the pastor preaches isn’t meant to be the only word you get during the week, but it’s meant to pull your loin belt a little tighter.
When the Body of Christ gets into the word during the week
and hears it on Sunday it pulls the belt tighter cinching the armor firmer in
place. Their peace and everything else is locked together that much better.
In Ephesians six why did the Holy Spirit begin describing our weaponry with the Loin belt of truth? Simply to show us its importance thus Paul starts out with, “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth …”
In Psalms David speaks of his love for the word.
You can see that the Word was very Important to David. Do you see how much he loved the word and needed the loin belt in his life? He said I have to have it! I meditate on it.
I don’t get away from it. Please don’t hide it from me. Reveal it to me. I promise you I will walk in it, I will think on it, I will keep it.
David understood that the word was the key to complete victory and complete success in life. In verses 20-24 David pleads.
Kjv psalms 119:20-24
When you get into spiritual conflict know that evil forces will rise up against you. But the Word says that because you meditate on his statutes, God will remove their reproach and contempt. In other words the loin belt of truth will prepare you to remove these foul forces.
In versus 57-59 David says:
David is saying Lord your word is going to be first and foremost in my life. He continues in Verses 60-63
Here in verse 63 is the best advice you will ever get in all your life! David sad, “I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.”
The advice of this word is that your friends and companions be people that walk in the word. You need people around you that know the centrality of the word as much as you do.
In verses 153-157 David knew that keeping the word central in your life saves you from destruction. In other words people who are not seeking the word of God are not experiencing the blessings of their salvation (verse 155).
A lot of people Quote Rev 12:11, which says, “ And they overcame him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…”
What testimony is that? The Word of God. That is the only testimony we have!
The bible says, “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…” When you put this belt of the word on and determine to make it a priority in your life you are on your way to wining battles in your life!
At first you may not feel righteous but continue in the word and righteousness will spring up in your life.
You may not feel any peace at first but the Bible promises, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee…”(Isiah 26:3)
How do you keep your mind stayed on the Lord? By walking in his Word, and allowing the Word of Christ to dwell in you then the peace of God will rule in your heart.
You say you need a sword? You need a Rhema, a word from the Lord? The Word of the Lord is quick, active and operative sharper than any two edged sword.
You say you need faith? “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of the God.” (Romans 10:17)
You need the word to be an active part in your life those that can not understand what is happening in their lives get in the Word the answers are there it is your help, Grow in the Word and bring you walk to new a new high.
I challenge each of us to stop making excuses for why we cant get into the word and start looking at why we haven’t
I am telling you am Co-owner of this server with Christ he is my pilot and without him there would be no server and without you all we would be nothing but I am here to also tell you if your computer has become more important to you than reading the word you are wrong and there is no excuse because if you want to be online here we have a bible bot and you can always find a channel.
I encourage you to use the resources available to you here and at home to study and read the word .