Sometimes all the work we need to do is to put on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD. An armor protects a soldier in battle and we are indeed soldiers in the Lord’s army! Ephesians 6:13 (New King James Version) specifically instructs us, “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.” You see sometimes we can be working so hard for the Lord, staying on the right path, and doing everything God has called us to do. Then out of nowhere trouble seems to find us-people may lie on us and do all kinds of wrong against us. However, this is when we have to remember that we are not fighting against people or flesh and blood but against darkness and evil powers that we cannot see (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV).
So when these evil powers which we cannot see come against us, we’ve got to have some GOOD powers that we likewise cannot see to protect us; this is where the armor of God comes into play. God’s whole armor includes 6 key elements: TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, FAITH, SALVATION, and THE WORD OF GOD (Ephesians 6:13-18, NKJV). Before the enemy even tries to flood your mind with doubt concerning something, go ahead and shield yourself with FAITH! Read up on things God has done for others in the Bible and believe He can do it for you too. Before the enemy attempts to come at you with a confrontation, go ahead and have yourself strapped with PEACE! Avoid arguing and keeping up strife at all costs. When someone comes at you with a lie, just speak the TRUTH and let that be that.
Now let me warn you, putting on the armor of God will not keep the enemy from coming at you! Yeah he’s still coming and he might even get a few hits or blows in on you. However, God’s armor and undefeated power will NOT let the enemy win or utterly destroy you! We are soldiers in the Lord’s army and we need an armor, something to protect us while in battle. So do your work and remember to “strap up” with God’s WHOLE ARMOR….As always, let’s WORK IT!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.