14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” Ephesians 6:14-16
The armor of God reminds me of a uniform, that we must put on every day. When I think about this, I think about the apron I wear as I cook or clean. Its needed so my clothing doesn’t get messed up, and just in case I spill a chemical, or poof flour over myself, all in which has happened before.
The armor of God is a uniform in that it’s more than a just-in-case. But a full covering as if you were naked.
Let’s talk about truth, which is the support needed in the middle of a spiritual attack.
Satan’s tactics are grounded in deception, he makes half truths become whole truths, some you probably already heard before.
This one is controversial in the Christian faith, “Once saved, always saved.” When you take this to God’s Word, we learn that after receiving salvation, IF you live apart from God, you forfeit your salvation. The Bible says,
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13
Now, look at the shield of faith. This shield works side-by-side with our truth. People don’t have faith in things they do not believe are true.
The enemy loves to throw flaming arrows our way.
“taking the shield of faith with which, you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”
I’ve learned that many of the “fiery darts” the enemy throws at us, are meant to distract us. In this way, we can’t see what’s coming at us, like a sucker punch to the gut.
I’ve found that many times during my prayer and devotional time, the enemy tries to distract me with a phone call, text messages, or a consistent interruption by my kids.
Anything to stop me or confuse me in prayer. And I sometimes fall prey to his strategy. But one thing you don’t want that to do, is trip you out. It’s another strategy for the enemy to make you feel guilty -more deception!
This is where our shield of faith and belt of truth comes in. We need the entire uniform to come against satan.
Today, let the truth of Gods word radiate through you, empowering and strengthening your shield of faith.
They work together to defeat the lies of the enemy.
“Everything that is going on right now, in the world, is a distraction from the real truth. That Jesus Christ is coming soon, and His church better be ready!”
Did not the Lord say, “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
It is written, “Now, If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?” 1 Peter 4:18
I invite you to know Jesus today, if you do not already. Will you be prepared for the day of His return?
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose to give me life. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins opening my heart and life for You to come in. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.
I hope you enjoyed this blog. God bless you.
We love you,