We reconcile to God through the blood of His precious Son, Jesus. When Jesus willingly died on the cross, He took the sins of the whole world and condemned sin by nailing it to His cross. We are to put full armor, God.
Your Understanding of what your armor is and represents and how to use it is extremely important. For this reason, I made it repetitious. You MUST be prepared or the Devil, like a roaring lion, will devour you!
SCRIPTURES FOR THE SPIRITUAL ARMOR OF GOD
He died to pay the account of sin that we owed against the Holiness of a righteous God who is unable to overlook sin. Your sins will be pardoned in Christ or paid for in hell, but no sin is forgotten. Though the enemy of our souls want us to feel guilty and ashamed, we know that our Father sees us as the righteousness of God.
THE SPIRITUAL ARMOR OF GOD – Defensive Weapon Eph. 6: 14-17
- The shield of faith
The shield of faith allows us to stand our ground in the midst of spiritual attack. Satan lusts after our demise, but God has enabled us to block his attempts at destroying our lives. Through faith, we can prevent every attack of Satan. Isaiah 54:17, This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,’ declares the LORD.”
- The helmet of salvation
A helmet protects your head. What is in your head? Is it not your brain? Salvation takes the responsibility of us pleasing God and earning God's heaven, which no one could ever do, to receiving God's gift of His precious Son which is an unmerited favor of God to His Holiness.
The helmet of salvation gives us the perfect knowledge of deliverance from our depravity because we are helpless to help ourselves. We are not our own. We have been redeemed to serve The Living God. The helmet represents our minds are free from the fear that we are hopeless and helpless any longer. Salvation protects our mind because we have peace of mind in God.
THE SPIRITUAL ARMOR OF GOD – Offensive WeaponI used to have a radio ministry called The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. This sword is doubled edged. That blessed blade can cut to heal, like a scalpel, or cut to kill like a weapon. The same Word that will save you if you receive Jesus, God's gift, will damn you to hell throughout the ages if refuse Him and you trample under your dirty feet the blood of the covenant.
- Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
How lovely are the feet of those who preach the Word? Put your shoes on and get ready to teach the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Galatians 5:1, Preparation pertains to sharing Jesus, but also preparation in all areas of life.
- The belt of truth
The most potent spiritual weapon is TRUTH! In Jesus' temptations in the wilderness, the Word of God was always is the overwhelming response to the Devil. Power to operate comes from the Word of God regarding the other pieces of spiritual armor, truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation.
In Eden, Satan dropped a stone in the waters of humanity, and the ripples have gone on and on and are touching the shorelines of eternity. I speak of battle where the consequences reverberate throughout the ages. When the battle smoke clears, it will take years to count the dead. Blood flows like water in the streets of America, as the righteous in Christ go to their knees.
Countless lives are lost in battle after battle, as the sons and daughters of Adam are tricked and turned on each other like ravenous dogs in an illegal dogfighting ring, people are uncertain about a decisive victory while they fight one another.
What war are you talking about Teddy Bear? The fight on terror? I’m grateful for the sacrifice and valor of our men and women in the armed services; I'm talking about the war of no holds barred against the enemy of man's souls. A battle that began in the Garden of Eden as Satan laid hold on the heart of a man!
Spiritual warfare leveled between the forces of both good and evil. Man's battle began in Eden, when Adam, received a fatal blow that echoes throughout the history of the children of dust. Our struggle started in Eden, but the war began with Satan cast out of heaven. One thing you to need to understand is that Jesus was 100% man as well as 100% God.
Jesus came to earth and willingly faced spiritual battles daily. The devil tempted Him not only in the wilderness but every day of His life. Jesus went to Calvary's cross to die, and the battle between good and evil raged on Golgotha's hill.
These battles of spiritual warfare continue to rage on. The souls of men are hanging in the balances. Paul, the apostle, clearly describe it, in Ephesians 6:10-17. Angels against Demons, good against evil, light against darkness. Although the chess pieces between God and Satan fight in invisible realms, we who dare to be called Christian suffer the effects of pain, struggle, defeat, heartache and the lists go on and on. All those who would live Godly will face persecution.
Until you quit hating on the Teddy Bear and Uncle Frank and your brothers and sisters and spouses and the church and black against white and everyone against the government. WAKE UP! Yours are not against flesh and bone. They are against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in high places.
Victory is in Jesus, my Savior forever. He sought me, and He bought me with His Redeeming Blood. Spiritual Warfare must engage in the reality that God has given you everything you need to experience and become all conquerors. However, you have to put on the Whole Armor of God yourself – every day – to experience the victory that is in Christ Jesus, my LORD. Ephesians 6:10-17
THE SPIRITUAL ARMOR OF GOD -In Summary;
The equipment in the whole armor of God are;
1. ) The Belt of Truth
The belt of Truth represents the truth expressed to us which directly confronts the lies of Satan, who wants us to believe in error. Wearing the belt of truth will cause us to stand. God reign supreme. No lie can flourish in our hearts or minds. God’s truth is our strength and resolve to live in His truth.
2. ) Breastplate of Righteousness
God has reconciled us to Himself through His blood. When Jesus died on the cross, He was dying for our sins and our sins were washed away. His blood cleansed us and made us free. Though Satan wants us to feel guilty and ashamed, we know that God sees us as the righteousness of Christ. We are to reflect Christ’s moral character.
3.) Feet Fitted with the Readiness of the Gospel of Peace
Our feet are prepared to preach the Word. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the gospel of peace. Believers should be ready for every situation that might come knowing that through the name of Jesus, this too shall pass.
Galatians 5:1, We should always be prepared to share the Gospel, but also prepared in all areas of life.
4. ) The Shield of Faith
The Bible talks about the accusations of Satan being like flaming darts and arrows. The shield of faith, which extinguishes all the flaming arrows of the Satan. With the shield of faith, we stand the ground in the midst of spiritual warfare. The enemy desires only three things, to kill, steal and to destroy. God has given us the power to become His children and defend ourselves from the attempts to destroying our lives. Isaiah 54:17,
5. ) The Helmet of Salvation
The shield of faith, put out the flaming darts of the evil one, allowing us to stand our ground in the heat of war. Satan has come to rob kill and destroy. God has given us the ability to stand. Isaiah 54:17 The knowledge we are rescued from sin's depravity is the helmet of salvation. Our salvation causes sins to be no longer counted against us and that we will spend eternity with our Father.
6. ) The Sword of the Spirit
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. Through His Word, we have information regarding His great love that enables us to be obedient in our lives in Him. This most potent spiritual weapon is not conceivable. In Jesus' temptations in the wilderness, the Word of God was always His devastating weapon upon Satan. Through His word comes the power to operate on all the other pieces of armor that He provides, truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation.
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