Are you following Paul’s directive to wear the armor of light? Look past the affairs of earth like nations at war, arguments with people, to the heaven lies where the real battle is being fought between principalities and powers of darkness and God’s warring angels. Jesus made a public spectacle of the demonic powers, on Calvary, when he stripped them of their power. True we already have the victory in Christ but we must do our part by wearing the armor of light. Paul lists our weapons of warfare in Ephesians 6:10-18:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…
God has supplied us with supernatural armor to fight against our age old enemy. In Jesus this is the only way we can win the daily battle against the schemes of the devil, The armor of light covers our heart, mind and every part of our physical and spiritual being.
The weapons in the arsenal are offensive and defensive. Defensive to protect us against the enemy when he comes to attack us and he will attack us; offensive because God expects us to take the initiative in the battle and aggressively take back ground for the Kingdom of God.
We are warriors for Christ to follow our Commander in Chief into the battle that rages across the earth. So fasten on the breast place of righteousness, and prepare your feet with the gospel of peace. Most importantly raise high the, shield of faith, which Satan cannot stand against when he bombards our minds with those lies, accusations that he manufactures straight from hell! The only thing Satan will smell is smoke. We must realize we are in a battle that will only intensify as we march closer to the second coming of Christ!
We wear the Word of God around our heads to protect our minds from wrong thinking. We let His powerful Word cleanse and transform our thinking; remember we must speak the Word like a swords out of our mouths. By doing so we give the Spirit the chance to wield that Word and crush the enemy below our feet. Last but certainly not least lift up our fellow brothers and sisters in prayer so they too will wear the armor of light and march forward to destroy the enemy’s camp.
What spiritual armor do you need to work on the most?