Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Armor Of God

The Armor of God is our armor for daily life. Here first is the scripture in Ephesian I am referring to.

Ephesian 6:10-18
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

The belt of truth around you waist. You don't just carry your belt wear it and fasten it so you don't lay it down. Surround yourself with the truth. Wrap yourself in it.

Breast plate of righteousness in place. You need to have righteousness in place. Set your day up so righteousness can stay put.

Your feet reading to give the gospel. Be ready at all times to share the gospel even it it means getting up and going somewhere if God calls you to. You may be all comfy in your home but God will have another idea. Get up and go

Take up the shield of faith to put out the flaming arrow of evil. When arrows are flying at you one doesn't stand like a frozen statue. You need to move that shield to keep it between your body and the flames. Call on God with prayer for protection and directions while the flames are put out by hitting your shield.

The helmet of salvation. What a great place to display your salvation. A helmet is at the top of your body. Easily seen. A helmet covers the head and what is below. It is a protection. Our protection for life eternal.

The sword of the spirit which is God's word. Carry God's word with you daily. Know God's word. When you need anything quote God's word.
At our women's retreat earlier this month something else was said that hit home with me. I often said "I wish I had a better memory to memorize scripture it is so hard for me to do." Well we were told to stop saying you can't memorize scripture. You can because think about all the things you do memorize, like songs, friend's addresses or direction to their home, even things you read. "I can't" is only an excuse God's word is more important than directions to someone homes.

Spent time in God's word today you will enjoy it.


Kathy said...

I love that scripture passage.

Denise said...

Amen, bless you for this.

Toni said...

Beautiful, Sandi!
He gives us all we need to live and walk with Him!

SharonB said...

Sandi thanks for the reminder. I so often start my day not fully dressed and ready for wonder I feel battle weary on those days.

Sharon said...

So much to remember.
But it is amazing how if we will read the word the Holy Spirit can bring it to mind when we need it.