In the world but not of it

September 7, 2010

“Super” natural odor…

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the fiery arrows…Ephesians 6:16

There have been many times at home when we have made dinner and in all the business of getting everything done one of the stove top burners was left on. One of us forgot to turn it off or the flame went out leaving the knob in the on position.

The only way we’ve discovered that this happened is through the odor of the gas that travels quickly within the home.

But here is the interesting thing; natural gas has no natural odor. In fact, it is completely odor free. The odor that you and I are familiar with is added artificially so that it will serve as a warning to those that smell it so that they know there is a leak.

I found this fact interesting because the adding of that odor agent is similar to what takes place in the life of a person who gives their life to Christ, receives the Holy Spirit and begins to be sensitive to the things that are not seen.

Without Christ the world cannot “smell” the odor of spiritual warfare. They don’t see it, sense it or have awareness of it. But believers do and they can recognize that distinct odor and therefore take precaution. This is why in this chapter of Ephesians the Apostle Paul is very specific on the armor and the pieces.

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. Ephesians 6:12


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