Ordnance for Tough Times

ord·nance

[awrd-nuhns] noun
1.
cannon or artillery.
2.
military weapons with their equipment, ammunition, etc.
3.
the branch of an army that procures, stores, and issues, weapons, munitions, and combat vehicles and maintains arsenals for their development and testing.
So many times in the Christian walk, when testing comes, it will seem that the best strength and preparation is found in Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians.
A run down on the chapters might read something like this:
1. Comfort
2. Conviction
3. Rules
4. Liberty
5. Reconciliation
6. Paradox
7. Repentance
8. Liberality
9. Bounty
10. Credentials
11. Infirmities
12. Humiliation
13. Examination
If I might centre out just one verse as exceptional help, it would be the following from the 5th chapter:
 21For he (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Does this not bring backbone and hope to the struggling believer? When Satan's attack comes with the inevitable condemnation for some past stumbling, we can tell him that we have been made righteous. Sounds crazy? Just as crazy as loading all the consequences of evil upon the shoulders of the all-righteous One. The marvelous exchange of the Ages!

See an earlier post:
http://momentsmidstream.blogspot.ca/2009/11/sober-second-thoughts.html#!/2009/11/sober-second-thoughts.html

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