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There is a popular misconception going around that suggests our lies will cover us. But sadly this is not the case.
Lets examine the biblical armor to better understand the validity of this concept. Doing this will give us a better idea about whether this concept is a hit or a "mis"
The only piece of the armor that will help us is the belt of truth.
Without a normal belt youll find your pants at your ankles. And with your pants at your ankles you can’t walk. You are actually paralyzed spiritually if you can not walk and you are always exposed.
Always exposed is always uncovered.
I think the same is true of the belt of truth... Without it, you are spiritually naked, paralyzed and continuously exposed.
The Bible says for us to “walk” in the spirit. When we do, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh(Galatians 5:16-26). But if we don’t have our belt on and our trousers drop, how can we walk? (1 Corinthians 6:18) tells us to Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. But if we can’t walk, then how can we flee? And this evicts the HOLY Spirit because our bodies are HIS temple.
HE loves the home we provide for so much, that HE worships there.
I had to ask myself, "Jamie, do you like your church?
yes... I love it!
"so does HE..."
Seems to me that I need the ‘belt of truth on to let me know whether Im wearing the actual “belt of truth”
Do you guys remember Wonder Woman’s “lasso of truth?”
If you were caught in the lasso, you had to be honest with both Wonder Woman and yourself. You had no choice but to come completely clean about whatever topic she wanted to discuss.
If you fought it, she would just smile and pull you closer to her by wrapping the belt around her wrists. This would make telling a lie virtually impossible.
I don’t know about you guys, but lying to Wonder Woman wouldn’t be so bad.
But making any declaration to myself, true or not, is extremely difficult.
Disappointing Wonder Woman... that’s ok
Disappointing GOD with my sin?
Maybe being honest with myself is necessary then...