If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know I'm an armour girl. I believe God gave us Ephesians 6 for our daily use. I believe it is an essential tool to be able to walk in the daily freedom Christ purchased for us. Lately, the Lord has been overwhelming me with deeper insight into the value the armour holds.

Have you ever noticed that by putting on the armour we are actually putting God on us? Let me share Scriptures with you that confirm this thought:

Helmet of Salvation
I Corinthians 2:16 "We have the mind of Christ."
Philippians 4:11 "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
When we put on the helmet of salvation I believe it is an invitation for us to put on the mind of Christ. The only way we can walk in the freedom He has purchased for us is to think like Him:
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."

Sword of the Spirit: The Word of God
Deuteronomy 33:29 Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD ?
He is your shield and helper
and your glorious sword.
Who is our glorious sword? He is. Still not convinced? See how Jesus is described by John in John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Jesus is the Word of God. When we lift up the sword of the Spirit in times of battle we are lifting up Jesus Christ.

Shield of Faith
Genesis 15:1 I am your shield, your very great reward.
(Look back at Deuteronomy 33:29)
2 Samuel 22:31 He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
In the book of Psalms God is described as our shield 14 times.

Belt of Truth
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life."
John 15:26 When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.

Breastplate of Righteousness
Psalm 97:2 righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Isaiah 45:24 In the LORD alone are righteousness and strength.
Jeremiah 23:6 This is the name by which He will be called: The LORD our Righteousness.

Feet fitted with the readiness of the Gospel of Peace
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
2 Corinthians 13:11 And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
I Thessalonians 5:23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.

So there you have it. All the pieces of armour that God has provided for us are God Himself. He is our shield, our Peace, our Righteousness, the Truth, our Salvation and the Word. Why wouldn't you want to wear God? If I still haven't convinced you by now that there is great value in putting your armour on everyday, I give up (for today).

1 comment:

  1. Greetings.. as I keep thinking about you being an Armour Girl, I was reminded about a blog/poem I posted some time ago on my site. I wanted to share this poem, thats also been a little praise song that some friends of mine started using to help me walk through the enemy times of battle.. I jsut wanted to encourage you today, to keep fighting the battle over the enemy, by wearing your Armour, girl!! Here is the little poetry in motion that I wrote for the blog one time.
    Today, go to your Spiritual Closet, and find your Belt of Truth - because the battle is always on the horizon, where the enemy is waiting to try to defeat the Army of God. But take hope, our spiritual " Belt " is the driving force behind our Victory over the Prince of Darkness - because that very BELT, worn around our middle, is what we hang our full spiritual armor on as we are led into the battle fray..
    So today, as you rise up and begin your day, secure your Belt securely about your middle - for this is where you have all of God's Power at your disposal, to fight and declare Who is Victor in whatever the enemy throws in your direction today!
    And as an added bonus, heres just a fun battle cry song as we go into war with the enemy, but we walk out Victorious in the Name of Jesus!! March on fellow Warriors!

    A mighty battle is a brewin'
    an ugly war rising o'er the hill
    the Enemy's gathering up his minions
    for its God' s people he wants to destroy and kill

    But there is no victory for those in darkness
    as the enemy lines soon will be broken down
    for our God is the Mighty , Mighty Victor!
    and with His troops , He comes from all sides to surround

    For we've proclaimed God's mighty promise
    that the enemy will lay trampled 'neath His feet
    and as we cry "Holy! Holy!Holy " (is the Name of Jesus!)
    The enemy has no choice but to fall away in sound defeat

    Oh yes - prayer and praise used as our weapons!
    as we march forward in the Name of our Mighty King
    and with His Armor of protection fastened 'round us
    Oh yes! Praise God , what a Victory Song we sing!

    We'll cry No ! No ! No! No! No! No!
    Our God is Mighty -He never will back down!
    And we'll shout Yes! Yes ! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
    as the enemy's been trampled neath' the ground

    Oh yes-with prayer and praise as our Mighty weapons
    we march victorious in the name of the Mighty King
    and with God's Victory Call risin' o'er the hillside
    Oh yes! a Song of Victory we sing..


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