[June 19]
Take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day. Ephesians 6:13
NO MAN ever puts on armor unless he expects to fight. If he is a soldier of the cross, the "sword of the Spirit" is the great weapon with which he will prove his loyalty and strength. The brethren should build each other up in the most holy faith, fighting the good fight, and showing their loyalty to the Lord and to the truth. (Jude 20; I Timothy 6:12) Those who succumb to the influences of darkness show themselves unworthy of the new order of things, and they may not expect to be sharers with Christ in his kingdom, but to be among those rejected of the Lord as unworthy. Z'12-288 R5098:2(Hymn 266)