I remember being in a church once where we were told to get up every morning and more or less pretend to put on our armor. Pull on the helmet, the breastplate, etc. By doing that, you should be protected for your day. I’m sorry, but I think that’s silly. Continue reading
Your sword of the Spirit is the word of God. This is your offensive weapon. Continue reading
Your helmet of salvation is essential. It is what grounds you in the kingdom. The hardest, most devastating attacks of the enemy will come not so much to your body but to your mind, and it’s interesting that there is a specific piece of armor to protect your head. Continue reading
So, how much do you want God to work in your life? Do you want to see Him work miracles, heal, answer prayer? Then activate your shield of faith. Continue reading
Your boots as the gospel of peace is an interesting piece of armor. You need your feet protected because the gospel is meant to be shared. You’re meant to hit the streets with it. Continue reading
The breastplate of righteousness covers your heart. That’s were all your motivation comes from. Will you act honorably or will you act through your old sinful nature? Righteousness is about doing the right thing. Continue reading
Truth is a great piece of armor. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. (Jhn 14:6) When we receive Christ, we receive truth. It’s part of His nature that He puts inside us. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. (Jhn 8:32)
There is freedom in truth because it reveals the lies of the enemy. When ever we feel unsure about anything, all we have to do is ask, “Holy Spirit, is this thing true?” And He will answer. He wants us to trust Him, so answering when we ask is part of the relationship we have with Him.
Truth will keep you out of trouble. It will keep you from following the wrong crowd and the wrong theology. The Bible is truth. If something cannot be supported by scripture, then it’s probably not truth. If what you are experiencing is not blessing or promise, then it’s probably the enemy.
What is truth? Read the word. Scripture will become a filter to your mind. If a bad thought comes into your head, you’ll be able to determine if it is of God. “You are worthless”, is a lie. “You are bless and loved”, is truth.
Walking in truth is part of wearing your armor and it will keep you safe from lies.
When we are saved, we are given everything that we need to live full and happy lives, to be useful to the kingdom, and bless God. If that is not happening, then we haven’t connected with what we’ve been given. Salvation comes with full armor.
Your shield of faith is a weapon of warfare, but not the way you think it is. Continue reading