Word Outreach Podcast - Encouragement in Christianity with Rudy Vaughan
About This Show
Here's a place for encouragement in the Christian walk, with an international flavor. Not only will you find life direction from the Bible's perspective, but you'll also get to listen to missionaries from around the world as they talk about their journey into ministry and God's work in other countries. Expect to become strengthened in your faith, and inspired to live it out. Since 2001, Rudy Vaughan has been speaking in churches, at youth camps and schools located in various countries around the world. Learn more at wordoutreach.org.
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Are You Enjoying Victory With the Shield of Faith? - Episode 015 (Part 5 of Prepare Now To Make a Difference)
Aug 10 17
Temptation and discouragement do not have to stop us in our tracks. Our shield of faith can protect against any spiritual arrow the enemy wants to shoot at us. Paul knew that the Roman soldiers were equipped for success in battle. The fact that he used their armor as an illustration says a great deal about what he believed our chances for victory are in spiritual battle. Today, we are looking at the fourth kind of spiritual armor from Ephesians 6. In Today's episode: What does a spiritual arrow from the enemy look like? How can we 'Take up the Shield of Faith' like Paul says to do? Why would the enemy want to target us? How our response to his attacks can be the preparation we need to go forward and do great things for God in the future. Hear missionaries talk about their strategic plans to take the Gospel to another land. Ephesians 6:16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. Illustration of the Roman soldier used by Paul in chapter 6 Paul spent lots of time around the Roman soldiers of his day. One time he had as many as 470 with him while he was being moved from one location to another (Acts 23:23) Roman soldiers were very successful agains their enemies… 3 Reasons for Success Equipment Physical Training Mindset Equipment ~ Shield -size of a small door (2 ft by 4ft) -thin strips of wood glued together and covered in canvas and leather -in middle, a round knob made of iron; used to knock down the enemy -shield weighed almost 22 pounds Physical Training -Endurance exercises including marching—have to travel about 20 miles in 5 hours, with all equipment on! -Fighting exercises including practicing strategic ways to use shields/different formation 1 More item necessary for survival… Mindset! Soldiers on the battlefield, closing in on the enemy, approaching enemy fortress… Critical moment that reveals whether the soldier has an attitude of trust in his leader. Their leader decides what formation to use Soldier could just try to protect himself…OR obey his leader and move into formation If there is going to be success, soldiers have to completely trust their leader Not only must he trust the ability of the leader to make good deci