Ephesians 6:11-Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
We are living in days that the bible describe as the "days of evil".
Spiritual warfare is raging all around. Yes, a spiritual battle is taking place in the world. Invisible with the natural eyes, but clear as day light through the eyes of the spirit.
God has given the believers the protection we need to fight this battle. Not physical weapons, but spiritual weapons called the "armor of God."
2 Peter 1:3 says that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness.
In other words, Peter is saying that God has given us the armor needed for spiritual battles. This armor is God's armor, it was made by God and it comes from God. He has given us permission to use it.
The armor is the spiritual clothing God has given us to put on and keep on in a world where spiritual warfare is continuing to rage daily by the enemy against God's people.
The armor of God must be taken up and put on. Yes, we must daily wear it. The armor is of no benefit to us if we do not wear it daily. We are not to put on a piece or two, but all of it. If not, we will not be fully protected, but vulnerable to satan's attacks.
When we stand our ground, we do not have to stand against the devil himself, just against his wiles (schemes).
If we had to stand against Satan himself, none of us would survive. It is only with the weapons of God that we are able to withstand the fiery trials and evil schemes that satan is guaranteed to send our way.
Fighting the schemes of the devil can only be fought with spiritual weapons. If you are fighting with earthly weapons, you will loose the battle every time.
Do you have the whole armor on? If not, it is time to put them on for you are not fully clothed and not fully protected. These garments must be worn to win the battle of evil from the enemy that is coming against you.
Starting today, get fully dressed. Put on the armor and keep it on! Why? We are told in why Ephesians 6:11-17-Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your waist girded with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 having your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace, 16 and above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the fiery arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Are you fully clothed with armor of God? Being fully clothed does not mean that the battle will not be a hard fight, it just means that with God and His weapons, you will come out victorious in the end.
It is in the end of all spiritual battles that God is proven to have all power.
Therefore, you and I must make sure we have on HIS armor. It is only through Him that we can declare victory in the end.
Are you fully clothed with the armor of God? If not, it is time to get dressed! The enemy is dressed and ready, therefore you and I too must be ready for God declares that He is with us.
Do not ever leave home without being fully dressed with God's weapons for warfare.
Saints, the war is real!!!!
God bless you all.