Sunday, October 31, 2010
Pick Up Your Sword!
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints. Ephesians 6:10-18
Would you ever leave your house half-dressed? Of course not! However, many of us often forget to put on our spiritual clothing. Every day the forces of Satan wage war against you, and it is important to be protected! With this spiritual protection and authority, you can stand against evil forces.
Learn about your spiritual armor and pick up your sword! Walking in peace is putting on your shoes of peace. Walking in rightousness is putting on your breastplate of rightousness, which protects your heart from condemnation. God supplies the armor you need to defeat all the attacks of the devil, but you must put it on!