Sacred Truth Friday: Putting on the armor of God

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,”
Ephesians 6:10-17 ESV
http://bible.com/59/eph.6.10-17.esv


According to this passage, we, as New Testament Christians, are to be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might. To put on the whole armor of God. 

Armor of God:

Belt of truth

Breastplate of righteousness 

Shoes of the Gospel

Shield of faith 

Helmet of salvation and

The sword of God's Word

The battle is spiritual, not physical. Against Satan and his schemes. Against temptation. 

Let's be strong in God. In the strength of His might. And when we get up in the mornings, don't just merely get dressed. But put on the whole armor of God. 



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