36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
33 Then the Lord said to him, 'Take your shoes off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
|1 John 3:2-3|
2 Beloved, now we are to be sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we will be, but we know that when He is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. [A Son of God is like Jesus, who is holy, harmless, pure, separate from sinners, and with no sin in Him; and when we see Him, we will be like Him. Jesus appears in the hearts of purified believers. Jesus is seen. Jesus is revealed. He who has been hidden is revealed, Christ in you, the hope of glory. From the Word of the Lord within: "You are a son when Jesus appears in your heart to guide you." Then you are like Him: holy, harmless, pure, without any sin.]
3 And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He [Jesus] is pure.2 [What hope?—The hope of being like Him and of seeing Jesus appear in your heart is the hope that saves and purifies you; for we are saved by hope. Rom 24. You must have this hope for the power of God to be released to purify you. For of this you can be sure, that no sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Eph 5:5. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God, Mat 5:8. — Christ in you, the hope of glory.]
|Ephesians 6:11-15 |
11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Therefore take to you the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to resist and stand in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your waist girded [wrapped] with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.