The putting on an armor is of much importance, let alone the importance of a FULL armor. You wouldn’t go out into cold weather half dressed, why would you go out into the battlefield half armored?
The minute we step out of our home, or even the minute we get out of our bed, we are faced with battles. People, situations, circumstances, that require our attention, fears, doubts, condemnation, frustration that is ready to attack us.
The enemy watches us like a roaring, hungry lion, seeking to devour, looking to catch us off guard. This is why Paul instructs us to put on the FULL armor.
When we have the FULL armor on, we are protected from the schemes of our enemy, we are ready for anything he throws our way, but when we are half dressed, we are vulnerable and open for the enemy to attack.
As Paul says to the church in Ephesus, he speaks to us believers as well. Put on the FULL armor of God, so that you can stand against the schemes, and plots of the enemy. He is always planning, scheming, seeking to destroy. I have given you a way out!
Belt of truth – An armor of protection, an armor to stand against deception. When the enemy comes to attack us with lies, false ideas, and preconceived imaginations, we will discern the lies and cut lies with truth
Helmet of Salvation -When we know who we are in a Christ and the plan of God’s Salvation for us, nothing can sway us, no one can move us.
Breastplate of Righteousness. The enemy oftentimes comes for our heart, where our feelings and emotions are stored. He pushes buttons, he gets us frustrated, worried, stressed. Standing in right standing with God, and God’s truth, gives us the confidence, and assurance of our hope in the Lord.
Shoes of Peace. No matter where we go, or what we encounter on our path, the shoes of peace will guide us into all things, and pave out a way, for us to follow. The Gospel of peace passes all understanding, and gives us a peace of mind. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
Shield of Faith. An armor to protect ourselves from attacks of the enemy. When the arrows fly our way seeking to destroy us, we will raise that SHIELD that protects us from all harm. That condifence and assurance of God’s love for us is nothing like it.
Sword of the Spirit -The most important weapon, the WORD of God. In the spirit world we cannot fight with weapons that are carnal, but rather with weapons that are spiritual. Mighty weapons of God’s WORD, as his truth, ans final authority.
Prayer is given to us as a gift to communicate with the creator. He knows what’s going on around us, he knows everything about us. Nothing comes as surprise to our God. When the enemy comes about seeking to devour, we will have our guard up, through prayer- a line of communication to warn, to give us a heads up, and communicate issues around us.
I’m thankful that God gives us a way out! When the enemy comes around, we are ready to respond in action.
I hope you have been blessed, and encouraged to pick up your armor. Thanks for supporting the vision and dream of Firestarter-Ignite, and God bless!