Knights of the Way Academy

(3rd article in The Armor of God Series)

In order to be a Knight of the Way you have to attend it’s Academy.  At the Academy, Weapons and Chivalry Training are taught.

But before any potential knight can begin training, they must understand the ESSENCE of training.

Training is NOT about DOING.  It’s NOT about BECOMING a Knight through self action.  Training is about DISCOVERING who you already are.  It’s about the mental process of understanding who you are in heaven through Christ and bringing that to your mind, will and emotions on earth.  The true Knight brings Heaven to Earth.

In order to do this, you must understand a few things about yourself.

The Bible says that upon salvation you became a new creation.  It says that you are now seated in heavenly places with Christ.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the HEAVENLY REALMS in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:6

The Bible calls this fact, JUSTIFICATION.

It means that at least one part of you— your spirit (man is body, soul and spirit)— is perfect.  Your regenerated spirit does NOT sin.  You exist with Christ in perfection.  You have become the righteousness of God.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become (a completed action) the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

What I want you to notice is that you do not have to WORK to become the righteousness of God— you are BORN this way.  As Christians anything we might do does not help us GROW in Him. 

Take a look at the first man Adam.  He was born complete.  God didn’t create him as a baby and then let him grow into manhood.  He was a complete man from the start— and so are YOU.

You are not striving to BECOME a better Christian, you already are a COMPLETE vessel.

So the purpose of ACADEMY training is not to make you better, it’s to help you realize who you ALREADY ARE.

You are the righteousness of God— you just have to DISCOVER that you are.

Our perception of ourselves on earth doesn’t let us see this about ourselves.  That’s because our mind, will and emotions see ourselves from an earthy perspective rather than a heavenly one.

The purpose of the Armor of God is to RETRAIN your thinking so that you see yourself as God sees you— complete in Him.  As your mind transitions from an earthly perspective to a heavenly one, you bring heaven to earth.

This process is called SANCTIFICATION.  Sanctification is mentally bringing who we are in heaven (a justified spirit) to who we are on earth (a fallen soul).  Sanctification is about God saving our SOUL— that is, our mind will and emotions.

When He comes again and we are raptured, our bodies will be saved.  The Bible calls this GLORIFICATION.  Our bodies will be changed to perfection completing the process of salvation— the restoration of our spirit, soul and body.

In the meantime, on earth we are to practice putting on the Armor of God so that we retrain our thinking to match what God says about us in heaven.

This the purpose of the Knights of the Way Academy.  Here at the academy, we are the Keepers of the Armor of God.

Our job is to help you transition from heaven to earth so that you can stand your ground against Satan, whose goal is to keep you from fulfilling your PURPOSE in life.

In our next session we will begin the retraining process.  We begin with Weapons Training.  We begin with The Belt of Truth.