Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 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.
18 Pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayer and supplication. To that end be alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Do you have your war clothes on?
To stand and remain strong in the evil days in which we now live, we ALL must put on God's whole armor for the spiritual battles and attacks are real and they are guaranteed to come our way.
Spiritual warfare is everywhere! Therefore, as Soldiers of the Lord, we must always be ready for battle.
The battles we fight are not physical but spiritual forces of evil in high places.
In order to remain strong and stand for what we know to be true according to the Word of God, we must put on the WHOLE armor, not part of it but ALL of it.
All of the armor of God is required for the believer if we are to resist the schemes of the evil one and stand against all their fiery dots.
What is this armor we are called to fully dress with daily? (1) the belt of truth buckled around our waist, (2) breastplate of righteousness, (3) strap your feet with the Gospel of peace (4) the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one (5) the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, (6) Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with specific prayers and requests at all times, on every occasion and in every season.
People of God, daily preparation for spiritual warfare is of necessity. We are up against far more than we can handle on your own. Take all the help we can get from God.
Taking God's help means that we must use every weapon in God's spiritual arsenal that He has given to us to use to fight spiritual battles for when the battle is over, you and I as God's people, will remain standing on our feet. We may have some battle scars and wounds, but we will be standing with God.
People of God, we are being called to put on and stand in truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation for these are more than words.
We must learn how to apply these weapons to our lives daily because we will need them throughout our life.
The Word of God and prayer are indispensable weapon that we MUST use daily in order to survive in this evil world.
We are to encourage one another, pray for one another, keep our eyes open and continue to pray, especially for those of the house hold of faith that we do not get weary and quit.
Do you have your war clothes on? It is time to get girded up with God's spiritual weapons.
Remember, we are not fighting people, but spirits of evil.
If you refuse to gird yourself with God's truth, you will not be able to stand against the fiery dots of the evil one.
There are some things that can only be discerned by the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
God knew before creation what His people would have to endure in this world, therefore, He has already given us the tools necessary to live this Christian life He has called us to.
Not prepared for spiritual warfare? Expect defeat!
Prepared for spiritual warfare? Expect victory with Christ Jesus!
PUT ON THE WHOLE CHRISTIAN ARMOR FOR THE DAY IS COMING WHEN YOU WILL NEED IT!