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WHAT’S A STANDARD? Armor that is NOT in Ephesians 6 S 3 -12 -17

WHAT’S A STANDARD? Armor that is NOT in Ephesians 6 S 3 -12 -17 Sv 10 -23 -20111

Part 1 What is a standard Examples and Scripture The relationship to confidence How

Part 1 What is a standard Examples and Scripture The relationship to confidence How we treat our standard Part 2 The other standard 2

NIV Numbers 2: 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:

NIV Numbers 2: 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: "The Israelites are to camp around the Tent of Meeting some distance from it, each man under his standard with the banners of his family. " Each tribe had a standard, and each family had a standard. 3

Roman Standards: Each Legion had 2 -3 Standards. The standards had a globe or

Roman Standards: Each Legion had 2 -3 Standards. The standards had a globe or an “Aquila” eagle. Example Standard 4

Standards In Battle Nobori Sashimo 5

Standards In Battle Nobori Sashimo 5

Songs we sing: Sol 2: 4 He has taken me to the banquet hall,

Songs we sing: Sol 2: 4 He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love. Here I raise my Ebenezer He’s raised up a standard, the power of His blood Rally round the Banner! Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss. 6

A Standard brings you: Boldness, the ability to advance! Makes it clear which side

A Standard brings you: Boldness, the ability to advance! Makes it clear which side you are on. Confidence and authority. Denotes your leadership. The mark of your alignment. 7

Hoisting colors -

Hoisting colors - "representing" The banner Stands for something. White robes STAND FOR the righteous deeds of the saints. (Rev 19: 8) The US Flag stands for the union. 8

War flags 9

War flags 9

The LORD is my Standard Exodus 17: 15 Moses built an altar and called

The LORD is my Standard Exodus 17: 15 Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. 16 He said, "For hands were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. � ISA 31: 8 -9 "Assyria will fall by a sword that is not of man; a sword, not of mortals, will devour them. They will flee before the sword and their young men will be put to forced labor. Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic, " declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem. � 10

The Lord our Standard. PSA 27: 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart

The Lord our Standard. PSA 27: 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. How could David say this? He knew where to look. He looked to the Standard. 11

Jesus is the Standard! ISA 11: 10 In that day the Root of Jesse

Jesus is the Standard! ISA 11: 10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. Prophecy points to Jesus as the Standard for the Church! John 12: 32 But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me. " 12

Lift up your Standards! PSA 20: 5 We will shout for joy when you

Lift up your Standards! PSA 20: 5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Example: Lifting Up the Standard 13

Why are we bold? Romans 8: 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for

Why are we bold? Romans 8: 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. . 14

VERY Bold 2 Cor 3: 9 If the ministry that condemns men is glorious,

VERY Bold 2 Cor 3: 9 If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold � These are the colors that don’t run. � 15

You are Spiritual Standards 2 Cor 3: 3 You show that you are a

You are Spiritual Standards 2 Cor 3: 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 4 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God 16

Church Shows God’s Standard Ephesians 3: 10 His intent was that now, through the

Church Shows God’s Standard Ephesians 3: 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 17

Throne Boldness Heb 4: 16 (because we have Jesus) Let us then approach the

Throne Boldness Heb 4: 16 (because we have Jesus) Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. James 1: 6 when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, Double minded is NOT bold. 18

Our Authority is Gods Titus 2: 15 These, then, are things you should teach.

Our Authority is Gods Titus 2: 15 These, then, are things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. We are confident because we are sent under the Army of God. We fly his Standard. 19

What shall we do? Heb 10: 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to

What shall we do? Heb 10: 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. 20

With this view in mind We are very bold! We advance God’s army. We

With this view in mind We are very bold! We advance God’s army. We are CONFIDENT! 21

Approach God! � 1 John 5: 13 -15 I write these things to you

Approach God! � 1 John 5: 13 -15 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-- whatever we ask-- we know that we have what we asked of him. 22

We are like HIM. 1 John 4: 17 In this way, love is made

We are like HIM. 1 John 4: 17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. We become like our standard! Are you a teacher yet? 23

We rally with the Christians! You claim to be a Christian, yet you are

We rally with the Christians! You claim to be a Christian, yet you are not in church? You are not gathering around your standard. They met daily (Acts 2: 46) Acts 5: 42 Every day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. 24

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STANDARD PART TWO 26

STANDARD PART TWO 26

Part 1 God’s Standard Part 2 The other standard What the other standard brings

Part 1 God’s Standard Part 2 The other standard What the other standard brings What shall we do 27

Ebenezer = Stone Help 1 Samuel 7: 11 Israel rushed out of Mizpah and

Ebenezer = Stone Help 1 Samuel 7: 11 Israel rushed out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, slaughtering them along the way to a point below Beth Car. Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far has the LORD helped us. ” 28

Yarby Standard 29

Yarby Standard 29

Yes, definitely related. 30

Yes, definitely related. 30

There are two Standards Romans 8: 5 Those who live according to the sinful

There are two Standards Romans 8: 5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Notice two mind sets. Example: second standard 31

The Standard of the world 1 John 2: 16 For everything in the world-the

The Standard of the world 1 John 2: 16 For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-- comes not from the Father but from the world. You are on one side or the other! The World side is the default side. 32

World Arrogance 1 Tim 1: 7 They want to be teachers of the law,

World Arrogance 1 Tim 1: 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 33

World standard arrogance Luke 18: 9 To some who were confident of their own

World standard arrogance Luke 18: 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 34

Sin, Desires, Arrogance 2 Pet 2: 9. . the Lord knows how to rescue

Sin, Desires, Arrogance 2 Pet 2: 9. . the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings; 35

Sin destroys our confidence 1 John 3: 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do

Sin destroys our confidence 1 John 3: 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 36

Don’t Throw it away. � Heb 10: 35 So do not throw away your

Don’t Throw it away. � Heb 10: 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. 38 But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him. “ 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. 37

There is no looking Back Luke 9: 62 Jesus replied,

There is no looking Back Luke 9: 62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God. “ Lot’s Wife looked back. 38

What shall we do? Reject the standard of the world. Reject the rally to

What shall we do? Reject the standard of the world. Reject the rally to evil, the rush into dissipation. Don’t display the world’s standard in your life - this is idolatry. HATE the sin and it’s clothing! 39

Fix Your Eyes on the Standard 1 Cor 4: 18 So we fix our

Fix Your Eyes on the Standard 1 Cor 4: 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Look to the reward as a standard. 2 Corinthians 10: 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. 40

Straining toward Standard Philippians 3: 13 -14 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward

Straining toward Standard Philippians 3: 13 -14 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Eyes on the Prize 41

Fix your Eyes Straight Ahead Proverbs 4: 25 -27 Let your eyes look straight

Fix your Eyes Straight Ahead Proverbs 4: 25 -27 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Eyes on Jesus instead of the waves. Eyes forward instead of on your past life. 42

Where are your Eyes? Where are eyes fixed? Fix your eyes on Jesus. Peter

Where are your Eyes? Where are eyes fixed? Fix your eyes on Jesus. Peter lost focus of Jesus, his Standard. Snake on a stick look to the pole and be healed. Esther looked to the scepter. Not a weapon, a symbol. 43

You can’t be on the fence. Traitors die! Even under current laws. The word

You can’t be on the fence. Traitors die! Even under current laws. The word is derived from the Latin traditor which means "one who delivers”. Judas delivered up Jesus. This is why friendship with the world is hatred to God. It embraces the wrong Standard. 44

Lord’s standard World Smell of life Smell of death Confidence Arrogance Driven by sacrifice

Lord’s standard World Smell of life Smell of death Confidence Arrogance Driven by sacrifice Driven by pride Serves others Serves self Authority Backed by Satan Overcomers Losers 45

Let your light SO shine before men that they MAY SEE your good works,

Let your light SO shine before men that they MAY SEE your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 46