"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
(Ephesians 6:16 KJV)
"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh."
(Galatians 5:16 KJV)
The Armor of Our Awesome God consists of not only the Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness but also there are
3) Gospel Shoes---to help you walk, talk and proclaim the gospel and peace of Jesus Christ to all in your path. Paul says in Romans, "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! " (Romans 10:15 KJV). Jesus sent us to spread the Gospel to all people in the world. Are we doing it to those near us as well as the foreigner? Those standing on the gospel will not react in the flesh. Instead, they will be moved by God's Spirit with a protected disregard for such "fleshly" considerations, being "readied" by the "shoes" of the "death, burial, and resurrection of Christ", which is the Gospel that brings peace.
Our Awesome God knows how to be sure His Words never return empty but instead make people realize there is a living God who loves and wants you to enjoy His Heaven with Him forever. So speak those Words about Jesus Christ and tell them about a risen savior who created everything.
4) Shield of Faith---to protect and secure you against the fiery darts of doubt, fear and unbelief used by Satan. Peter says, "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." (1 Peter 1:5 KJV). Our Shield of Faith keeps us from believing the people around us who try to make us doubt Our Awesome God as Satan did to Eve in the Garden of Eden. Keep your faith in God strong for the Spiritual Battles are increasing in intensity as the Return of Christ draws closer.
These are obviously not the usual objects put on for protection when fighting. But these are God's protection for you against Satan. God has already won. Now you, with God's help, need to overcome Satan and spread the news about Jesus Christ. You can with the Armor of God and Our Awesome God. So read your Bible, especially Ephesians 6:10-18, pray, attend church and read our website on 6/08/15 about #4 Whole Armor of God. May Our Awesome God bless you with even greater blessings!
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12 KJV). Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour and AWANA for children is held. And there is more during the week. We love visitors!
"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