“Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11 AMP)
- WAIT! - Before you go out and about your day, have you put on God’s full armor? - Going out without being dressed spiritually is just as bad as going out without being dressed physically. - You wouldn’t go out naked, would you? - If you don’t put on your clothes, then you are unprotected and vulnerable to the elements. - If you don’t dress yourself spiritually then you are left vulnerable to all of the Devil’s tricks and temptations. - So the first thing you must do is dress yourself in God’s best. - He has given you both defensive and offensive weapons. - Start with the Truth of His Word! - Without truth you are simply living a lie. - Then you put on the righteousness of Christ and live out the righteousness that He has put in you! - Put on the good news of the Gospel of peace, and take with you Faith, as your shield! - But don’t forget your helmet, because without your head, you are dead! - Put on the helmet of Salvation and then, your offensive weapon, the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. - And finally, wrap it all together with prayer. - Ephesians 6:18 says, “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” - All times and on every occasion! That means that, you need a lifestyle of prayer. - Check your armor today! - Make sure that you are not missing any part because its all important. - This is how you fight your battle, and this is how you win! - Have a great Tuesday!