"Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war."
(Proverbs 20:18 KJV)
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
(Ephesians 6:10-11 KJV)
When you put on the Armor of God, you need to understand how the armor will help to defend your against "the devil" (Satan). The armor that Our Awesome God provides is mentioned below and is used as follows;
1) Belt of Truth---to protect my mind and emotions that they will stand firm concerning the truth of Jesus Christ, "But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;" (Colossians 3:8-9). So you will not use your mouth to become as Satan is with his lies, deceitfulness, getting angry, saying malicious things and blasphemy. You need to listen to the advice of your Awesome God in His Holy Bible (Ephesians 6:11) and put on the Armor of God to keep your words true and your protection in place.
2) Breastplate of Righteousness---to protect the Christian's soul and will, Our Awesome God said to, "And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; ..." (Exodus 28:15). This should help with practicing discernment of what is right and wrong (Psalms 28:15) and again, protecting yourself with God's help from Satan's attacks on you.
As the Spiritual Attacks increase, you will need the whole Armor of God to withstand Satan as he realizes Our Awesome God is getting ready to send Jesus Christ back to earth (the Second Coming). Are you ready for Jesus' Return?
It is important that when Jesus Christ returns, we are ready to go with Him and not found wanting. We need to know and understand all we can about Our Awesome God and His purpose for us. We certainly don't want to be left here when Jesus comes, for He is the Bridegroom. So, put on the Belt of Truth to protect your mind and emotions that they will stand firm concerning the truth of Jesus Christ and the Breastplate of Righteousness to protect you. Tomorrow read #3 Arming Your Feet.
Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study and 10:30 AM for worship Service, then again at 6:00 PM for Bible Study with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study. First, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your creator and Savior.
Flo & Bill