"For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke."
(Isaiah 59:17 KJV)
As we put on the last two parts of our armor, we need to remember that our conflict with Satan is spiritual which means we protect ourselves every day with this armor from Our Awesome God. But know what each piece of protection is for and use it.
5) Helmet of Salvation---protects the mind, which is the battleground of salvation, from the fiery darts of Satan. This helmet protects your mind from the doubts and lies (fiery darts) that Satan will give you to make you wonder if you are saved and Our Awesome God's child. Know your Holy Bible to stengthen the helmet!
6) The Sword of the Spirit---is the Word of Our Awesome God that comes out of your mouth with power and authority when you have the Holy Spirit in you and you know God's Word. The sword of the Spirit -- the sword is the Word of God, your weapon against Satan. But in order to use your weapon well, you have to practice with it. A soldier never wants to go into battle with an unfamiliar weapon or without practicing.
Ephesians 6:12, written by Our Awesome God, clearly indicates that the conflict with Satan is spiritual, and therefore no tangible weapons can be effectively employed against him and his minions. We are not given a list of specific tactics Satan will use. However, the passage is quite clear that, when we follow all the instructions faithfully, we will be able to stand, and we will have victory regardless of Satan’s strategy. The good news is that none of these six pieces of the Full Armor of God require power on our part. Jesus Christ has already won our victory through his sacrificial death on the cross. We only have to put on the effective armor he has given us.
You now have the full armor of Our Awesome God who has already won against Satan. But you need to stand firm in your love and faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Don't doubt when confronted by others disbelief, you have the more than adequate Armor of Our Awesome God. You know He is right! Fight for what?
Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour with a program for children called AWANA that lasts until 7:30 PM. We have an Prayer Meeting that meets at 7:00 PM On Wednesday. Learn with us how to use and invest your time with wisdom for Our Awesome God!
Flo & Bill