EPHESIANS 6:11 – Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Apostle Paul reminds us on this morning that it is time for us to wake up, put off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. The long night is fading away, the sun is peeking over the eastern horizon, Jesus will return.
IT IS TIME TO GET DRESSED? We are exhorted in this text to put on our war clothes!
There is a spiritual war taking and place and we must be ready for battle. The enemy is roaming the earth, seeking whom he may devour.
The armor of God is our apparel for spiritual war. It is time to get dressed! The Apostle Paul says we are fighting a war and the stakes are higher than they have ever been in human history.
If we plan to fight and win this spiritual battle, it is time for us to get dressed in the appropriate attire.
Faced with the cares of this world, we can easily forget about the severity and cost of a spiritual battle. We can look around in the world today and see that there is a spiritual battle that is raging. Many are walking around wounded and some are even dead. If we are not dressed for battle in the armor of God, we loose the battle and we will loose everything now and in eternity.
Our enemy will see to that! He will use every weapon in his arsenal to defeat us. He will use family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, children, spouses, etc. Whatever necessary, the enemy will use it to defeat us! MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!!!
What can we do in the face of such great adversity? GET READY AND GET DRESSED IN THE ARMOR OF GOD!
Our enemy? Not flesh and blood, not human, but against a much more dangerous, fearsome opponent whose forces are described in Ephesians 6:12 as our adversary, Satan the devil, and his host of demons who have a single, driving purpose, and that is to annihilate the children of God. God proves it to us in scripture.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.John 10:10.
IT IS TIME TO GET DRESSED! God has given us in His Word, the clothing that is needed for spiritual battle in Ephesians chapter 6.
Belt of TRUTH–God: the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit. John 14:6 – I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS–The holy and perfect righteousness of Jesus in those who are “born again” and filled with His Spirit. Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
Sandals of PEACE–Inner peace and readiness. Ephesians 2:14-15 For He Himself is our peace.
Shield of FAITH–Living by faith. I am crucified with Christ:…and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God….” (Gal. 2:20)
Helmet of SALVATION–Salvation through Christ today and forever.”Nor is there salvation in any other…”(Acts 4:12)
Sword of the Spirit: GOD’S WORD. God’s Word countering spiritual deception and accusations. John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory.
IT IS TIME TO GET DRESSED!
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for giving you sense enough to realize that you need to prepare for battle!
I love you all with the love of Christ.