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Diane Rodd

This short pamphlet contrasts truth and error and illustrates the Scriptural reality of the warfare to stand firm in the faith.


Families Honoring Christ

"But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart
and a good conscience and a sincere faith."

Earl & Diane Rodd
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Written - September 2003

1st edition - July 2004

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For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death (Rom 8:2).

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery (Gal 5:1).

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual {forces} of wickedness in the heavenly {places.} Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm (Eph 6:10-13).

"Father, glorify Thy name." There came therefore a voice out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, "An angel has spoken to Him." Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. "Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out. "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself (John 12:28)."

"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. "And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. "I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear {them} now. "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come (John 16:7-13).

Stand firm: 1.Truth in innermost being (spirit) - Holy Spirit/Jesus 2.Righteousness in heart (spirit) - Jesus/Father 3.Gospel of peace-prepared feet (body/soul) - God of Peace 4.Shield of Faith (will) - He is Faithful (extinguish all) 5.Helmet of Salvation (mind) - Mind of Christ 6.Sword of the Spirit (mind/body) - Word of God (mind and mouth) 7.Prayer in the Spirit (spirit/soul/body) - Intercession - tongues interpretation of tongues/ prophecy (native language) dreams, visions, trances worship - songs, dance other manifestations

Spirit of the Lord vs spirit of harlotry Isa 11:1-5; Hos 4:11-12; Hos 5:3 2Cor 3:14-18 Rev 2:20 - leads astray Rev 1:4-6; Rev 4:5; 5:6 {Spirit of the Fear vs spirit of the world of the Lord Isa 11:3 {Spirit of Holiness 1Cor 2:12 Rom 1:4; 2Cor 7:1 <p> Spirit of Truth vs spirit of error John 15:26-27; 1Jo 4:6 1Jo 4:6 Mat 7:15-29 2Cor 11:10-15 Spirit of wisdom Deu 39:9; Isa 11:2; Eph 1:17 Spirit of counsel (Is 11:2) Spirit of revelation (Eph 1:17) vs spirit of stupor (Rom 11:8) Spirit of understanding (Is 11:2) understanding stolen (Mat 13:19) Spirit of knowledge (Is 11:2) deceiving spirit (2Ch 18:18-22) causes to fall away (1Tim 4:1-2) blinds (2Cor 4:4-7) vs deaf & dumb spirit Mar 9:23-25 {Spirit of strength (Is 11:2;Col 1:11 POWERLESS {Spirit of power (1Tim 1:7;Luk 4:14;Act 10:38; vs 2Ch 20:12; Rom 15:13,18-19;1Cor 2:4-5;2Cor 4:7;2Cor 12:9; Heb 2:14-15* 2Cor 13:4;Eph 1:19;Eph 3:16,20;Col1:29;1Th 1:5; 2Th 1:11-12;Rev 3:8) Loves the Father (1Cor 8:3;1Jo 5:1) vs Hates the Father (John 15:17-25) Gathers with the Father (Luk 11:23) vs Leads astray (Act 20:28-31) Agrees with the Father (1Cor 1:10) vs Disagrees (1Jo 5:10-11) Spirit of faith vs Unbelief (Heb 3:18-19) 2Cor 4:13-15; Rom 12:3,6 Faith (belief) jealousy vs doubt(unbelief) jealousy 2Tim 2:13;Jam 4:4-5 1Tim 1:13; Isa 14:13-15; Jam 3:13-16 Righteous believes vs Sin does not believe Rom 1:17; 3:10;Heb 10:38 Gen 4:7 Jesus Christ, vs 2Cor 5:21- Jesus the Righteous became sin I John 2:1-7 Jesus Christ, that we become the Intercessor the righteous Romans 8:34 Holy Spirit, We may join the Intercessor their intercession Romans 8:26-30, I John 4:17 <BR> Spirit of Adoption vs spirit of slavery (Son, sons) Rom 8:14-15,23; Rom 8:15; Gal 4:4-7 Gal 5:1 Eph 1:4-6 Heb 2:14-15 Luke 13:16 (Daughter) Luke 13:16 (infirmity) Spirit of Prophecy vs spirit of divination (Jesus) Rev 19:10 Eze 13:9; Act 16:16-18 Rev 22:6-7 God is not partial vs spirit of partiality Deu 10:17-18; Rom 2:11; 1Ti 5:21; Gal 2:6; Eph 6:9 Jam 2:9 Spirit of Glory a vs spirit of antichrist and of God 1Pet 4:12-16 1Jo 2:18-19; 1Jo 4:1-6; 2Jo 1:7; Mat 24:4; Mar 13:21-23 Spirit of Gentleness vs spirit of 1Cor 4:21; Gal 6:1; distortion(Isa 19:14) 2Tim 2:24-26; Gal 1:6-10; 2Pe 3:14-18 Jam 3:13 Heb 12:9,23 vs unclean spirit (Mar 5:1-20) Num 16:22; Num 27:16 Rev 16:13-15 Spirit of power, love, vs spirit of fear sound mind 2Tim 1:7 1Jo 4:18 Worship in Spirit vs spirit of heaviness and Truth (fainting) Joh 4:23-24; Isa 61:1-11 Isa 61:3

Romans 8:31
31. What then shall we say to these things? If God {is} for us, who {is} against us?
32. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
33. Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;
34. who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36. Just as it is written, "For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
37. But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
38. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39. nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Copyright by Earl & Diane Rodd