by Michael Stevenson
"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." |
In this life, though we be firmly rooted in Christ,
there is a battle that continues to take place against
the flesh, and against the world, in which we can have
the victory. Paul spoke of this battle when he wrote
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished
my course, I have kept the faith:"
We too, will face this fight in our lives as Jesus of Nazareth,
our Lord, clearly taught us:
2nd Timothy 4:7
"These things I have spoken unto you, that
in me ye might have peace. In the world ye
shall have tribulation: but be of good
cheer; I have overcome the world."
As we face this tribulation, we do not face it alone,
but rather as the Lord Jesus said, "...and lo, I am
with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
He has also equiped us for this fight with the power
of the Holy Ghost (Jn 1:12) that dwells within us, and
with the ARMOUR of GOD.
Since this battle usually occurs every day, we ought
to put on this armour every day, each piece of it, that
we may be equipped to "withstand" [Eph 6:13] in the
evil day. Satan is the second most powerful spiritual
force in the universe, though greater is HE who dwells
in us. Yet we are instructed to prepare ourselves,
studying to show ourselves approved and putting on the
whole armour of GOD.
We put on this armour to fight in a *spiritual battle.
One where Satan would buffet the people of GOD through
various means, but it adds up to this;
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high
places." Ephesians 6:12
There is a great deal of "spiritual wickedness" going
on in this world but more- now, than ever before in
that we are living in the very last days. Therefore
it would do us well to put on this armour and study
that which we are putting on, because each individual
piece is *extremely important, each has a specific
purpose in this battle.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Go to: Part 1. Loins Girded with Truth
In the name of Yeshua your Son, our Messiah, reveal
unto us, this Armour that you have provided for us.
That we might wear it in wisdom and in strength, and
in victory, to the salvation of souls, Amen.