Verse of the Day“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13 KJV
We're in a battle between good and evil. Flesh and Spirit. How do we fight? Some battles we need to run from while others we need to stand and fight. Here is how we fight. By putting on the armour of God.
So, what is the whole armour of God?
1. The Breastplate of righteousness - What does this mean? I think it means to meditate on His law and His righteousness and hold His truth and holiness close to your heart. Hence, the reason it is a breastplate. The closest to your heart. His truth should be kept close and needs the most protection. It doesn't mean to be SELF righteous like the Pharisees. It just means don't sway from your faith. Stand firm on the belief that He is the King of your life, your protector, your healer, waymaker, Saviour and BEST FRIEND.
2. Feet Shod with the Preparation of the gospel of peace - be prepared to go where He needs you to go and speak His gospel truth in love. Speak peace to people and show His love. We walk by faith knowing that His word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.
3. The Shield of Faith - The shield is in front of us to protect us from anything the devil throws our way. He is our shield and deliverer.
4. The Helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit (the word of God) - Get back into the Word. It will lead and guide you in His ways! It will protect your mind from evil thoughts and when those thoughts come at you (because they will..we're all human) it will be a weapon to throw in the enemy's face.
So, what's the point of this blog? To remind myself and anyone who reads this that Jesus is just waiting for us to get up, get in the fight and stir up the Spirit that is within us. Revive us, Lord!
This year is going to be an eventful year and we must be prepared for anything. Preparation, for me, means more and more prayer and getting into the Word. Therein lies the way to salvation and preparation for what is to come in the future. We don't know what is coming in the future but I want to prepare my heart and my mind and my soul for whatever God has for me in my life.
To be continued,