The Original Minute Men
Ephesians 6:14 (KJV)
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Especially was it true in Ancient Greece that the threat of an advancing army was ever present. For an Ancient Greek community the question of an attack was not if but when. Most often that attack would be by another Greek community. Land was how they survived and prospered and the way to get land was to take it.
Every Greek male was expected to stand when the time came to stand and march when the plans was to advance themselves. He was the original “Minute man” ready to leave his fields and do battle when called for. In exchange, this male was given the privilege of voice. He had a vote in his community’s civil matters
Christians too know that their enemy is ever present. It isn’t if he will attack the house of God, which is the church, it is when.
- Every Christian within the church is the glue that holds that church together.
- Every Christian has input into the direction the church will take.
- Every Christian therefore has a responsibility to stand when the enemy advances and to march when his or her church advances on the enemy.
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Originally published at mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com on January 13, 2017.