Looking at each piece of the suit of armour, we can easily see that putting on the Armour of God is putting on the Lord Jesus Christ as Paul admonished in Galatians 3:27 – “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”!
“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. Stand therefore… having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:13-17)
Let’s take a closer look . . .
“. . . stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth” He is the “TRUTH” – “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
“. . . having on the breastplate of righteousness.” He is our “RIGHTEOUSNESS” – “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“. . . your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” He is our “PEACE” – “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.” (Ephesians 2:14)
“. . . taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” He is our “SHIELD” – “But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” (Psalm 3:3)
“. . . take the helmet of salvation.” He is our “SALVATION” – “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” (Psalm 95:1)
“. . . and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” He is the “WORD OF GOD” – “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
As you face your daily battles, remember this: If we are born-again, we are one with Christ who IS our WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD.
With Him and through Him we can stand against any wiles of the enemy.
He is IN us, He is ON us, He is IN FRONT of us protecting us and He is BEHIND us as our rear guard; He goes with us into every battle.
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)
Lord, help me to gain a greater understanding of just what You have provided for me through your precious Son, Christ Jesus. Help me to realize that I do not need to struggle, but only stand firm in knowing the battles are not mine, the victory is already won, and that Jesus Christ is my complete and total shield against any fiery dart that may be hurled at me by the enemy of my soul. Thank You for Victory in Jesus! Hallelujah, what a Saviour! Amen!
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