The Armor of God 


The enemy attacks. He attacks hard. He attacks with accusations, with insecurities, with fear, with doubt, with confusion, with stress, with worry…. it’s a never ending list. But to shine our light in the darkness of this world, we must resist the devil. 
James 4:7 says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” 

But how can we RESIST him so he can flee? 


{ The Armor of God } 

Ephesians 6:10-18 

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;
Okay…. so that’s a lot of goodness right there. But let’s break it down a bit. 🙂 
Verse 11- Put on the WHOLE armour so that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Aka the deceit, the insecurities, the lies…) 

We can’t just choose a few parts, we must put on the WHOLE armor. 
Verse 12- Our wrestle isn’t against flesh & blood… oh NO brothers & sisters, it’s against the darkness of this world, the enemy, the father of all lies…. Satan. 

John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” 
Verse 14-17 

(1) TRUTH 

The first part of the armor is TRUTH. 

The enemy is the father of lies. 

His native language is lies. 

To fight the lies, we must speak TRUTH. 

But to speak truth, we must read it & believe it. 

We must constantly fill our minds with HIS truth so when the enemy attacks… we can say “too bad so sad enemy… I know the truth about what my God says about me.” 


(2) RIGHTEOUSNESS 

(the quality of being right) 

Matthew 5:10 says “BLESSED are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” 

We must CHOOSE righteousness in every circumstance. 

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(3) PEACE 

Oh man… this is a good one!! 

John 16:33 

“These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have PEACE. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” 

Our world is so…. demanding. 

Deadlines to meet, chaos all around us, bills to be paid, meetings to attend… it seems as though there isn’t a moment of peace. But if we have GOD’s peace… it isn’t like the world gives. 
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Romans 15:33 > He is a God of PEACE. 

(4) FAITH 

We must have faith in our God. 

He promises to never leave or forsake us, for he is our shelter and strength. 

His plans are to PROSPER and not to harm, plans of hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) 

All things work together for the good for those who love God! 

We have no reason to worry, because the very God who created the world with a few single words, loves us so dearly he has mapped out our lives with intricate details for His glory. 


(5) SALVATION AND SPIRIT 

These last two are beautiful. 

It says “And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD.” 

God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. 

His word is always true, never failing, never changing. 

Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” 

It is his living and breathing word. 
But just because we’ve read these truths and believed them… We’re not done yet. We must put ON the whole armor of God. We must wake up and CHOOSE truth, CHOOSE faith, CHOOSE peace. It’s a choice and one we must make daily to RESIST the devil and submit to God. 

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