The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 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 firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
We have an enemy that wants us weak. We have an enemy that wants to believe his lies. We have an enemy that wants to take us down. So, how do we fight? We can't do this battle by alone...we have to get in to God's Word.
Let's focus today on this scripture. Let's put on our armor and be strong in His strength! God is our Protector, our Defender, our Deliverer, our Provider, and our Guide. We need to put on the armor of God in order to stand and stay standing! Stand in His light...and victory will come!
I believe this acronym is from Wendy Blight's Ephesians study...if I'm wrong- please tell me.
A: Align your heart with truth
R: Recognize the enemy
M: Model Jesus' example
O: Order your thoughts and stand
R: Rejoice and walk