October 30, 2020

God’s Full Armor

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 30, 2020  

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11  

God’s armor is required for followers of Jesus to defeat the enemies of Jesus. Spiritual surprise  attacks increase for those serious students of Scripture who decrease their status for the sake of  the gospel. The devil is determined to deter disciples of Christ who wage spiritual warfare on  their knees in prayer. However, the armor issued by heaven has never lost a battle. Like wooden  arrows striking titanium, Satan’s schemes are no match for God’s defensive gear. He’s a loser.  

Have you, by faith, put on the full armor of God? Or are you exposed to suffering wounds by  wearing half the world’s armor and half heaven’s protection? Indeed, the armor of the world:  financial security, status and autonomy all seek placement in your spiritual protection. However,  these are pseudo protectors of your mind, body, soul and spirit. Temporal trust facilitates a false  sense of security, but only trust in the Lord’s protection provides eternal security. You stand firm  in Him.  

“But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the  man trusted and divides up his plunder” (Luke 11:22).  

Spiritual battles require spiritual resources. Furthermore there are evil forces behind our  fractured relationships and the conflicting desires within our heart. Beyond the surface of our  struggles are demonic spirits with evil intent. Therefore, we intentionally and prayerfully put on  the full armor of God, so we are equipped to engage the enemy. We speak the name of Jesus and  fluster Satan’s foray to get us to doubt. “In Jesus’ name,” fuels our faith and frustrates the devil.  

God’s defense for you is an armor of light. Yes, His protection exposes and expunges the devil’s  deeds done in darkness. The light of the Lord’s armor shines on your path, so you are able to  confidently take your next steps in His will. You are a child of the light, thus, walk in the light as  He is in the light. Awaken to Almighty God’s ability to resource you with His weapons of  righteousness. Disrobe any worldly armor and cover your whole being in the full armor of God.  

“So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light” (Romans 13:12).

Prayer

Heavenly Father, by faith I put on Your full armor so I can stand firm in You, in Jesus’  name, amen.


Application

What part of God’s armor do I need to update and reengage?


Related Reading

Psalm 35:1-3; Jeremiah 46:3-5; Ephesians 4:24; 1 Thessalonians 5:8

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