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Put on The Full Armor of God (Ephesians6:10-18)

You must put on the full armor of the Lord. It’s the garment of righteousness unto holiness. With this new garment, you please God and you reflect God in all your works. You must die to yourself, will, desires, lusts, and live for Christ’s sake in all things.

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11

While you were still in the world, you used to walk in the darkness and your garment was filthy and dirty dotted with sin. You were vulnerable, helpless, and doomed, walking in the flesh and in unbelief, opposing the wisdom and knowledge, and will of God. You were not ashamed to walk naked, smoke, drink alcohol, visit witches, cursing because you were leading a blind life full of darkness. But now that you have believed on the Lord, you must separate yourself from the world and put off all the filthy garments and walk in righteousness.

You must put on the full armor of the Lord. It’s the garment of righteousness unto holiness. With this new garment, you please God and you reflect God in all your works. You must die to yourself, will, desires, lusts, and live for Christ’s sake in all things.

When you came to Jesus, you became an enemy to the world and the devil will wage war against you. Therefore; to be able to fight this spiritual battle and overcome the world, you need to be dressed properly in the full armor of God like a soldier ready for battle. As Christian soldiers, we must put on all spiritual weapons in order to overcome the fiery darts of the enemy. We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities in the heavenly places.

Our weapons are not carnal but mighty through God destroying strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against the word of God. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

  1. Helmet of salvation

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” Ephesians 6:17

As a Christian, you must portray Christ in all your daily walk. All people must see your good works and glorify God in heaven.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

You are the salt and light of the world, a city built upon the hill cannot be hidden. You are a witness of Jesus Christ through your kindness and love and good works (Matthew5:14). With the helmet of salvation upon your head, you will be able to guard yourself against the corruption of sin. This helmet is the crown of God’s glory upon your head that defends you from demonic attacks.

2. Breastplate of righteousness

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;” Ephesians 6:14

A Christian is supposed to walk in the righteousness and purity of the spirit all the days of his/her life. Many times we sin in different ways; using our eyes we lust, we think evil in our minds, speak unworthily, and walk in evil ways, but we must continuously daily confess and repent our sins to the Lord asking Him for forgiveness so that His precious blood by his grace and mercy may cleanse us and keep our garments pure and clean and white.

The breastplate of righteousness is the holy and righteous works which we must daily walk in. we are not supposed to sin intentionally or deliberately but must take our bodies and subject it to the obedience of God’s word. Without holiness, no man shall see God (Hebrews 12:14).

3. Shield of Faith

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16

Faith comes by hearing and hearing of the Word of God (Romans 10:17). There are very many voices in the world and most of them are discouraging, corrupt, worrisome and faith-consuming, but we can only find faith by reading and hearing the Word of God. Be careful of what you listen to and what you watch, you might be destroyed by them.

Without faith we cannot please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is the substance of the things hoped for the evidence of things not yet seen. We become born-again by faith and without faith, no one can be saved. When we pray in faith, God listens to our prayers and releases our requests. We hope for eternal life, the resurrection of the dead, and the second coming of Christ by faith through the Word of God. (Hebrews 11:1, Mark 11:22-24, Matthew 18:18).

‘’A born-again Christian having faith in Christ Jesus cannot be defeated’’.

Faith is illustrated as a shield that defends us from all the fiery darts of the enemy. For with faith we speak in tongues of the Spirit, we cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, and preach the gospel. We can open and shut heaven, remove mountains, command seasons and days, bind and loose the barren wombs by the faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 11:22-24).

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” Romans 1:17

Faith is the basic and fundamental foundation of godliness and Christianity. As Christians, we don’t walk by sight but by faith in the son of God and we need to do all things in faith towards God. (2 Corinthians 5:7).

4. Sword of the Spirit

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” Ephesians 6:17

The sword of the spirit is the word of God. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

‘’Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105

A Christian must read the word of God daily in order to know it, understand it and be able to walk in it. The word of God which is the bible was written for our guidance and it’s the guide to godliness and to eternity. When you read the Bible, you must believe what it says and be obedient to do it. It is for reproof, correction, exaltation, edification, and encouragement. All answers to all spiritual questions are found in the bible. The Word of God contains God’s laws, commandments, statutes, and principles of godliness. The Word makes the simple wise and destroys the wisdom of the prudent, and it proves foolishness to the wisdom of the world.

You must read the bible in order to find out what God wants you to do and what the purpose of your calling is. The Bible says that many people perish because of lack of wisdom and knowledge. When you know and understand the word of God, you cannot be deceived (Hosea 4:6, John 8:32).

You need to read the word of God in order to know the plan of God for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). The word of God equips you with power and strength, it reveals your worth in God and it delivers you from demonic strongholds and from the deception of the devil. As Christians, we ought to read the word of God day and night and meditate upon it all the time in order to grow spiritually.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8.

5. Belt of Truth

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;” Ephesians 6:14

The Bible says that the devil is a liar and a father of lairs. While we walked in the world, we many times lied and deceived, but the moment we come to Jesus, we start walking in truth and speak the truth at all times irrespective of how bitter it might be. We ought to be honest and faithful in all things we do. All our speeches must glorify God and must align with the Word of God. The Bible says that let God be true and man be a liar meaning that only God’s word is truth and all other speeches and voices are lies. Therefore we must put God’s word first in all our daily walk so that we may abide in the truth.

The truth of God’s Word is found in the Holy Bible and anything contrary to the bible is a lie and is from the evil one. Before doing anything, we must judge it first through the light of God’s word of whether it’s truthful and worth doing. The absolute truth of God’s Word is the person of Jesus Christ. Therefore we must follow and obey all the commandments and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ without preference of any, for all God’s Word is Truth.

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17

6. Pray Always

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18

Prayer is communication / communion / fellowship with God. A Christian must develop a personal relationship with God through the power of the Holy Spirit and this can be done through constant daily prayers. A prayerless Christian is a defeated believer without the power of the Holy Spirit. We must pray without ceasing in order to overcome spiritual attacks and temptations (Luke 18:1, 1Thesonanians 5:17). Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and help you how to pray. The power and strength of a Christian is in prayer (Zachariah 12:10)

Pray for God’s guidance, wisdom, strength, power, anointing, grace, mercy, forgiveness, healing, deliverance, etc., everything we get in salvation is through prayer made in faith to God (Mark11:24, Matthew21:22). The bible says that an effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James5:16). When we pray we have confidence that God hears our prayers and will surely answer them all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:13).

All prayers should be made to God by the help of the Holy Spirit through the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Before doing anything, we ought to pray; pray before and after eating, pray before sleeping and when you wake up, pray before making any journey, and pray about all things for God to uphold you and to be with you. Pray before reading the bible.

7. Put on the shoes of good news

“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;” Ephesians 6:15

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” Isaiah 52:7

The moment you believe on the Lord, you become an ambassador and a witness of the Lord to the world. Therefore you need to share the good news about Jesus to the unbelieving world so that they may also believe and be saved. We are the light of the world and we must shine with the light of God’s word and testify to those who are still walking in darkness that Jesus can save them.

Every Christian is a witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and therefore we must never feel timid nor ashamed to share this glorious gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation. The Lord says that whoever shall be ashamed of Him before the world, even him will be ashamed of them before God and the holy Angels (Luke 9:26, Mark 8:38). We did not receive the spirit of fear and of timid, therefore; we must freely share the word of God boldly to the people around us.

By sharing the Word of God, we also build ourselves in the ways and knowledge of God’s Word. The word of God is the light to our footsteps and therefore all our steps must be ordered by the Lord. We must not walk in the ways of darkness and we must avoid journeys that lead to sin. Every step we take must be glorifying God.

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