Unspeakable Joy Devotional

2.3.19

IMG_9919           How to Put on the Armor of God. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:11-13

Paul introduces the armor of God and uses it as a metaphor in the Bible. He says to “put on” meaning we need to be deliberate about using these implements. Only with every piece or armor of God can we stand against the schemes of the devil. Paul is describing here a spiritual battle. The devil seeks to destroy the good work of all believers. But his power is no match for the power of God. We must pray and fully rely on God’s resources to stand firm against the devil’s attacks. Using the armor of God fully and completely is the key to surviving the spiritual onslaught.

“Stand firm in the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” Ephesians 6:14

The belt includes two places; our hearts and our minds. Truth keeps us secure in Christ and makes effective all the other pieces of armor.  The belt of truth holds our armor in place.  Commit yourself daily to walk in the light of God’s truth.

“Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth!” Psalm 86:11

The Armor of God message will continue the next several days.

Continue to journal each day your Praises, Thankfulness and Prayers to God!

 

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