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Uniformity YOU CAN’T

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Uniformity YOU CAN’T put New Wine in an Old Cistern

Have you ever noticed that even though you and your friend have different history teachers, you are both learning the same thing? That is because of the uniformity, or consistency, of the curriculum.

Think about the word uniform. When you see police officers or students in uniform, it makes them all kind of look the same. If things don't change, you can say there is uniformity. Uniformity can be a good or a bad thing. We like to see uniformity among the standards of medical schools, so you can at least feel doctors are qualified.

  1. Let’s talk about the root word. The prefix uni- which means “one” is an important prefix in the English language. Let’s see how this prefix uni works with more than just “one”example! Unicorn: horse with ‘one’ horn

  2. Universe: creation turned into ‘one’ totality

  3. University: ‘one’ area of academic learning for graduate and undergraduate degrees

  4. Unicycle: bicycle with ‘one’ wheel instead of two

  5. Uniform: clothes which give ‘one’ shape

  6. Unified: made as ‘one’

  7. Unison: making ‘one’ sound

  8. Union: a making of ‘one’ from different parts

  9. United States: states made into ‘one’ nation

  10. E pluribus unum: ‘one’ from many

What do forms mean?

To form, in a general acceptation of the term, is to assume or produce any shape or figure, extent or depth of line or column, by means of prescribed rules in military movements or dispositions. To form on is to advance forward, so as to connect yourself with any given object of formation, and to lengthen the line. A shape and structure.

u·ni·form, Adjective

Always remaining the same in all cases and; unchanging in form or character: “blocks of stone of uniform size" ·


constant · consistent · steady · invariable · unvarying · unfluctuating ·

The Uniform

In 1978 I entered the military; I was escaping a life I no longer wanted to live. I discovered something magnificent during basic training. I needed structure. It was an alarming well welcomed challenge coming off the streets of Washington DC. That experience changed the course of my young adult life. As an adult it was essential to capture the necessary tools I needed to become a man but also to maintain what I thought I man was to be.

Therefore, it would be safe to declare that the Military is the quality or state of being uniform: an attempt to impose administrative and cultural uniformity" Therefore while in the army I came to understand and capture the meaning of the following building blocks, that would formulate my thinking.

· Constancy Consistency

· Conformity Steadiness

· Invariability Invariableness

· Stability Regularity

· Evenness Lack of variation

· Lack of change Equality

· Equability Sameness

· Likeness Resemblance Alikeness.

Just Like the Church ( Stay with me, I’m painting a picture)

The Military is made up of six branches, each with their own active-duty and part-time components. Each varies in service commitment, location and how its members contribute to the overall mission of protecting our country


As the oldest branch of the U.S. Military, the Army protects the security of the United States and its resources.

Marine Corps

The Marine Corps is often first on the ground in combat situations.


The Navy delivers combat-ready Naval forces while maintaining security in the air and at sea.

Air Force

The Air Force protects American interests at home and abroad with a focus on air power.

I said all this to say what?

What is the purpose of military basic training?

Boot Camp. Basic Training — often called boot camp — prepares recruits for all elements of service: physical, mental and emotional. It gives service members the basic tools necessary to perform the roles that will be assigned to them for the duration of their tour. Each of the Services has its own training program, tailoring the curriculum ...

What’s the hardest thing in basic training?

  • Don’t give up - unless you have physical injury, if you keep trying, you will most likely pass.

  • Always remember, on time is late. You want to be 5–10 minutes early to everything.

  • Listen more than speak.

  • Respect others before demanding respect for you.

  • The real key - don’t stand out. You don’t want to be first.. or last. …

Why is training important?

The Importance of training and education in leadership/striking a balance in the military, both education and training are essential. Education equips soldiers with the knowledge they will need in their work while training allows the soldiers to translate the theoretical knowledge into real-world skills. What should I do to prepare for Army basic training?

· Endurance: Refers to the stamina of your muscles. Use 50% to 60% of your one-repetitio maximum (1RM) or the maximum amount of weight you can lift one time.

· Muscle Growth: Size and leanness of your muscles. Use 60% to 70% of your 1RM.

· Strength: How much you can safely lift, pull, or move....

· Power: Amount of raw force you can generate. ..

All this training and living throughout the years gave me the basic understanding of understanding God and understanding how I was to serve as a Christian. You see, we think we created the Webster dictionary. In reality, God inspired man to write in order to infiltrate the earth with His wisdom so that we can be empowered to live a victorious life. Have you ever listened to Jesus when He was rebuking the enemy? Interesting enough He would say, “man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out the mouth of God”.

It was 1980 when I had my first encounter with the COMFORTER i.e., the Holy Spirit. It was during this time and experience that I really became familiar with how to really dress myself with the UNIFORM of Christ.

Please lend me your ears for a moment. I promise this will help you…

The armor of God, described by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18, is our spiritual defense against attacks by Satan. Fortunately, we don’t have to leave home every morning wearing a full suit of armor to be protected. Although invisible, the armor of God is real, and when used properly and worn daily, it provides solid protection against the enemy's onslaught.

Key Bible Passage: Ephesians 6:10-18 (NLT) IMPORTANT TO NOTE THIS

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 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.

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.

For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Always pray in the Spirit and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

The importance of wearing your spiritual armor daily and how it protects against Satan's attacks. None of these six pieces of armor require power on our part. Jesus Christ has already won our victory through his sacrificial death on the cross. We only have to put on the effective armor He has given us.

The belt of truth is the first element of the armor of God. In the ancient world, a soldier's belt not only kept his armor in place but, if wide enough, protected his kidneys and other vital organs. Just so, the truth protects us. Practically applied, you might say the belt of truth holds up our spiritual pants so that we're not exposed and vulnerable.

Jesus Christ called Satan the father of lies: He [the devil] was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44, NLT).

Deception is one of the enemy's oldest tactics. We can see through Satan's lies by holding them against the truth of the Bible. The Bible helps us defeat the lies of materialism, money, power, and pleasure as the most important things in life. Thus, the truth of God's Word shines its light of integrity into our lives and holds together all our spiritual defenses.

Jesus told us "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6, NIV)

The breastplate of righteousness guards our heart. A wound to the chest can be fatal. That's why ancient soldiers wore a breastplate covering their heart and lungs.

Our heart is susceptible to the wickedness of this world, but our protection is the righteousness that comes from Jesus Christ. We cannot become righteous through our own good works. When Jesus died on the cross, his righteousness was credited to all who believe in him, through justification.

God sees us as sinless because of what his Son did for us: "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT).

Accept your Christ-given righteousness; Let it cover and protect you. Remember that it can keep your heart strong and pure for God: "Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." (Proverbs 4:23, NLT)

Ephesians 6:15 talks about fitting our feet with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. The terrain was rocky in the ancient world, requiring sturdy, protective footwear. On a battlefield or near a fort, the enemy might scatter barbed spikes or sharp stones to slow an army down. In the same way, Satan scatters traps for us as we're trying to spread the gospel.

The gospel of peace is our protection, reminding us that it is by grace that souls are saved. We can sidestep Satan's obstacles when we remember, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16, NIV).

Fitting our feet with the readiness of the gospel of peace is described in 1 Peter 3:15 like this: "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect" (NIV).

Sharing the gospel of salvation ultimately brings peace between God and men (Romans 5:1).

The helmet of salvation protects the head, where all thought and knowledge reside. Jesus Christ said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:31-32, NIV)

The truth of salvation through Christ does indeed set us free. We are free from vain searching, free from the meaningless temptations of this world, and free from the condemnation of sin. Those who reject God's plan of salvation battle Satan unprotected and suffer the fatal blow of hell.

First Corinthians 2:16 tells us that believers "have the mind of Christ." Even more interesting, 2 Corinthians 10:5 explains that those who are in Christ have divine power to "demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (NIV) The helmet of Salvation to protect our thoughts and minds is a crucial piece of armor. We cannot survive without it.

The sword of the Spirit is the only offensive weapon in the armor of God with which we can strike against Satan. This weapon represents the Word of God, the Bible: "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12, NIV)

When Jesus Christ was tempted in the desert by Satan, HE countered with the truth of Scripture, setting an example for us to follow: "It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God'" (Matthew 4:4, NIV).

Satan's tactics have not changed, so the sword of the Spirit is still our best defense.

Finally, Paul adds the power of prayer to the armor of God: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." (Ephesians 6:18, NIV)

Every smart soldier knows they must keep the lines of communication open to their Commander. God has orders for us, through his Word and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Satan hates it when we pray. He knows prayer strengthens us and keeps us alert to his deception. Paul cautions us to pray for others as well. With the armor of God and gift of prayer, we can be ready for whatever the enemy throws at us.

YOU Can Never achieve what God has for you by coloring inside lhe line of what you think you see.