Wearing Spiritual PPE
September 26, 2021
Colossians 3:1-3 (NLT); Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of Heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honour at God’s right hand. Think about the things of Heaven, not the things of Earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
Question – Can you truly be; “So, Heavenly-minded, that you are no Earthly good?”
“Simply waiting to go to Heaven, misses the point. We ought to be extremely concerned, that those around us might not be ready to go. Enough that we share the Gospel with them!” Rev. G.A Clark
Salvation is the greatest form of PPE!
Colossians 3:4 (NLT); And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory.
Don’t spread sinful actions!
Colossians 3:5-9 (NLT); So, put to death the sinful, Earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world.
But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.
Never go back and use, your old PPE!
Colossians 3:10 (NLT); Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.
Put on the new nature and all of the armour of God!
Ephesians 6:11 – 13(NLT); Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the Devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the Heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armour so you will be able to resist the Enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
Leave no area open, to possible infection!
“It is not legalism, to try to discipline your life and your actions in relationship with and to God and His Word. It is also not salvation in any way.” Rev. G.A. Clark
Colossians 3:11 (NLT); In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and He lives in all of us.
This “Spiritual PPE,” works for everybody! Every woman, man, boy and girl of every colour and language!
Colossians 3:12-17 (NLT); Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.