Growth and Experience
1. WHAT power was to make war upon the remnant church prior to the
"And the dragon [Satan] was wroth with the woman, and went to make war
with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Rev. 12:17.
2. What reward is promised to the overcomer?
"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is
in the midst of the paradise of God." Rev. 2:7. See also Rev. 2:11, 17, 26-28; 3:5, 12, 21. "He that overcometh shall inherit
3. Through whom are we able to conquer?
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that
loved us." Rom. 8:37.
4. Who was the invisible leader of the armies of Israel?
stood a man over against him with His
sword drawn in His hand: and Joshua went unto Him, and said unto Him,
Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And He said, Nay; but as
captain of the host of the Lord am I now come." Joshua 5:13,14. See
also 1 Cor. 10:1-4.
5. What is the character of the Christian's weapons of warfare?
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God
to the pulling down of strongholds." 2 Cor. 10:4.
6. What are these weapons able to conquer?
"Casting down, imaginations, and every high
thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every
thought to the obedience of Christ." Verse 5.
7. What are we to put on?
"Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil." Eph. 6:11.
8. With what kind of forces do we have to contend?
"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."
NOTE.-The margin says, "wicked spirits" in "heavenly" places.
are the first essentials of the needed armor?
"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness." Verse 14.
10. What is the truth with which one's loins should be girded?
"Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth." "I am the way,
the truth." John 17:17; 14:6.
11. What is meant by having the loins girded?
"Wherefore gird up the
loins of your mind." 1 Peter 1:13.
12. What is the righteousness of
which the breastplate is
"My tongue shall speak of Thy word: for all Thy commandments are
righteousness." Ps. 119:172. "And this is His name whereby lie shall
be called, The Lord Our Righteousness." Jer. 23:6. See Rom. 13:14; 1
13. With what are the feet to be shod?
"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace." Eph.
6:15. See also Eph. 2:14; James 3:18.
14. What piece of armor is next mentioned as necessary?
"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith
ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." Eph. 6:16 See 1 John 5:4; Heb. 11:6.
15. What armor is to be put on as a protection to the head?
the helmet of salvation." Eph. 6:17.
NOTE.-In 1 Thess. 5:8 the helmet is called "the hope of salvation."
The helmet was worn to protect the head. So the hope of salvation will
preserve the courage, and thus aid in protecting the spiritual life of
the Christian pilgrim when beset by the enemy of righteousness.
16. With what sword is the Christian soldier to be armed?
of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Eph.
NOTE.-By this Christ defeated the enemy. See Matt. 4:1-1; Luke
4:1-13. But no one can use this sword who does not know it. Hence, the
importance of studying and knowing the Bible.
17. In what words are the courage, faithfulness, and loyalty of the
remnant church expressed?
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Rev.
18. Will Christ's loyal soldiers be victorious under Him?
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that
had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his
mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having
the harps of God." Rev. 15:2.
SOLDIERS of Christ, arise,
And put your armor on;
Fight, for the battle will be ours;
We fight to win a crown.
not against flesh,
We wrestle not with blood;
But principalities and powers,
And for the
truth of God.
With wicked spirits, too,
That in high places stand,
Perverting oft the Word of God,
And say 'tis
Put all the armor on,
Like valiant soldiers stand;
Let all your loins be girt with truth,
Waiting our Lord's command.
While Jesus is our friend,
And His rich grace supplies,
We'll march like valiant soldiers on:
We're sure to win the prize.
The battle's almost o'er;
The race is nearly run;
Then with our glorious, conquering King
We'll sit down on His throne.
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