Put on the Full Armor of God
There is a warfare with the enemy of our souls that all Christians are called to engage in, but the churches refuse to take it seriously, and many dismiss it completely. Just because someone denies the devil and demon powers does not diminish their reality. “Take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”. You must put on God’s armor. Now, the pieces of the armor indicate the way the devil is going to attack you on helmet of salvation, sword of the spirit, breastplate of righteousness, belt of truth, shield of faith, shoes of the gospel of peace.
Ephesians 6: 10-17 (ERV)
10 To end my letter I tell you, be strong in the Lord and in his great power.11 Wear the full armor of God. Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s clever tricks. 12 Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. 13 That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.
14 So stand strong with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living. 15 On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. 16 And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the Evil One. 17 Accept God’s salvation as your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God.
You ought to come out of your house dressed in God’s armor and looking like God is ready for the devil. But if you don’t take the time to put the armor on and meditate on The Word, it’s not going to do you any good. You’ve got to read and meditate on your Bible! Then you will be ready to deliver you and your family from the power of darkness.
Resources: www.biblegateway.com, inspired by Power Over the Enemy ~Joel Osteen