Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Armor of God (Part 1)

As mentioned in a previous post, I am posting a 9 part series on the Armor of God. I wrote this 2 1/2 years ago and had originally posted it on a Christian message forum. Hope you enjoy.

The Armour of God

Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power."

How can we be strong in the Lord? We need to be sure of our faith, of our beliefs. We need to be sure that we have accepted Jesus Christ into our heart and that we have eternal salvation. Without this surety, we can not be bold for the Lord and we can not be strong. If we aren't sure, we can not be effective for His kingdom. Make sure above all that you are absolutely sure of your faith.

We need to fully rely on God. Only He can provide us the means to fight the battles, of the spirit realm, which are ours. To fully rely on Him means to turn our will and life over to God, and let Him take the reigns and control things. Without this, or by trying to control things ourselves, we will fail miserably. We need to allow God to work through us and to use us, but He can only do this if we surrender all aspects of our lives to Him.

God's power is mighty and strong. He can and will help us in these battles. The Bible is full of stories of how God has used His power and might, and how He has equipped His children for the battles they faced. Read it and see - His word was true back then, and it is still true to this day. We can most certainly learn from those men and women of the past, our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:3-4 tells us "For though we live in the world we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."

We need to be in constant prayer and petition, reading and meditating on God's word, and even fasting. These things will help us grow closer to God and to become equipped to fight this war we face.

My friends, become confident in our Lord that He will equip each and every one of us, His children, to do great and mighty works for His kingdom. And be confident that He will equip us with the necessary means to fight the good fight, and to triumph over the satanic attacks we will face.

May God bless you and make His face to shine upon you.


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Paula said...

Can't wait to read about the rest of God's armor. I believe we have recognize our weaknesses before we can rest in His mighty power.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

I love this, we just studied it this week.

My comment on this verse would be His strength is all we need to be strong, because when we rely on our own strength and lean on our own understanding we set ourselves up for failure.

Jennifer said...

Shelley, this is so awesome. You should be a preacher!

David said...

sometimes a guy/girl just has to have fun.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

This is good and you knocked on my door again, I mean I have really been relying on Him lately cause the things I am dealing with are so bigger than me!

Jayleigh said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, Shelley.