Author: Lynn Metier

Spiritual Warfare, Part 4 – Raise Shields!

…”in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6:16) “Having girded (our) loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod (our) feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace”, as Ephesians 6:14,15 instructs us, does not prevent Satan’s attacks. His fiery darts are temptations to sin and come in various forms of thought – doubts, anxieties, fears, etc. If they are not immediately quenched we will be burned by them because “whatever is...

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Spiritual Warfare Part 3, Walking in Peace

In Ephesians 6:15, Paul next instructs us to have our “feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace”. Footwear is meant to protect our feet (our foundation), give us stability in order to stand, and improve our mobility. One meaning of this phrase is that we are to have a readiness to share the “good news” of redemption, as Paul exhorts in 2nd Timothy 4:2: “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season.” This means when we feel ‘spiritual’ and when we don’t. Like God’s provision for Israel during the 40 years in the...

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Spiritual Warfare, Part 2 – The Breastplate of Righteousness

“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm, therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” (Ephesians 6:13-14). The second piece of armor we must put on is the breastplate of righteousness. The breastplate of the Roman soldiers generally consisted of bronze with a leather backing, and was designed to protect the vital organ of the heart. Bronze in the Bible symbolizes judgment, and leather comes from an animal hide – the...

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Spiritual Warfare, Part 1 – The Belt of Truth

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth Ephesians 6:10-14a...

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A Matter of Life and Death

Could anything have been more unfair or seemed more WRONG than the brutal murder of Jesus Christ? It was demanded by the Jewish religious leaders and perpetrated by the highest civil authorities in the region, but they broke many of their own moral and legal laws to accomplish it! The trials were a total mockery of justice; the accusations, completely and utterly false. The violence – the Almighty Creator of the universe mercilessly beaten, bloodied, spat upon, and mocked at the hands of His creatures for whom He was suffering and dying! Jesus was completely innocent of all the...

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  • In His Presence
    For years in my Bible reading, my understanding of Scripture was all too heady and lacked a real, living intimacy with my Lord Jesus. The “I AM” statements found in John’s gospel touched my heart one day. I knew that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended up to the right hand of the Father; […]
  • The Call Of God
    As we study the gospels we see Jesus time and time again calling people to follow Him. His invitation was a personal one that could either be accepted or refused. For example, Mark’s gospel records that Jesus found two brothers engaged in fishing and His message to them was, “Follow Me”. In a nutshell, this […]
  • What Is Repentance?
    One of the first words out of our Lord’s lips in the first chapter of Mark is “repent”. What does the word “repent” mean? Basically it means to have a change of one’s mind or purpose. Biblical repentance involves a change of mind about God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, the world, sin, and myself. […]
  • The Tragedy of a Hard Heart
    Malachi 2:1,2 “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed […]