Put on your Armor Today- Eph 6, How to really put on your armor

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Taking Up the Whole Armor of GodSometimes we  get so wrapped up in  the study of spiritual warfare that we forget to apply it properly to our lives. We may imagine it is on us, we may pretend to put it on each morning, but this isn’t pretend and this isn’t only about how we think.  To put on our armor of protection and to have our Sword in our hand,  we need to walk a certain way. We must be doers of God’s word, not just a hearer of God’s word.

Some of us wake up, pretend our super Christian armor is on us, and head out the door. We listen to filthy music, get on the phone and start to gossip, grumble about life, worry and fret over worst case scenarios, curse at people who can’t drive or park, we lie, use filthy words, steal, cheat, have horrible thought lives and make excuses for sins in our life – wasting time on social media and hours of filthy ungodly entertainment. Who are we kidding? Surely, ourselves.

Today I wanted to REMIND you to protect yourself from the devils attacks and lies that try to pull you away from the Lord , to get you suited up in full armor and have your Sword ready.

Live today in God’s righteousness and peace. Stay away from evil- watch your words, your thoughts, your actions.  Let all you do today glorify God. What are you listening to? Don’t gossip! Don’t start arguments, forgive others and do all you can to live in peace today.

Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other! Ps 85:10
Yes! That is your supernatural protection – you chose it by the way you live.

How do you live in peace and righteousness? You must know the truth, that is God’s word. Open it up today and begin to hear and be lead by the Spirit of Wisdom and Truth.This truth will also build your faith. You will know and understand that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every word or attack that comes upon you will not prosper for this is the heritage of the saints of the Lord.

And…for those of you who are under attack and trials now, God says to put your trust in Him fully. Tell Him what you need and the Lord promises to put a guard of great peace around your heart and mind as you trust in Him. – See! That is part of your shield and your helmet-God’s word is what you can trust and hope in.

Your protection and your weapon are based on God’s word- and prayer.

Live a godly life based on God’s word and you will have the protection you need today. Don’t fool yourself and think you can keep living in sin, causing problems, fighting with others and living in other nonsense and then pretend to put on put on your armor. It doesn’t work that way.

Directions: Pray! Behave! Believe! Read and Meditate on God’s word- read it, speak it, believe it, live it!

I read  this early this morning, this is good scripture to think and meditate on today
Proverbs 4  

 Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
    Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
    Love her, and she will guard you.
 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
    And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
    Embrace her, and she will honor you.
 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
    she will present you with a beautiful crown.”

My child, listen to me and do as I say,
    and you will have a long, good life.
 I will teach you wisdom’s ways
    and lead you in straight paths.
 When you walk, you won’t be held back;
    when you run, you won’t stumble.
Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go.
    Guard them, for they are the key to life.
Don’t do as the wicked do,

    and don’t follow the path of evildoers.
 Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way.
    Turn away and keep moving.
 For evil people can’t sleep until they’ve done their evil deed for the day.
    They can’t rest until they’ve caused someone to stumble.
 They eat the food of wickedness
    and drink the wine of violence!

The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
    which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like total darkness.
    They have no idea what they are stumbling over.

 My child, pay attention to what I say.
    Listen carefully to my words.
 Don’t lose sight of them.
    Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
 for they bring life to those who find them,
    and healing to their whole body.

 Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.

 Avoid all perverse talk;
    stay away from corrupt speech.

 Look straight ahead,
    and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
 Mark out a straight path for your feet;
    stay on the safe path.
 Don’t get sidetracked;
    keep your feet from following evil.

 

Yes, Amen….Don’t get sidetracked.

Walk in peace and righteousness today, decide to fill your heart and mind with God’s word and whatever you do….guard your lips, your feet and your heart from all evil. Yes, be simple to what is evil and be wise to what is good.

 

6 thoughts on “Put on your Armor Today- Eph 6, How to really put on your armor

  1. Each piece of the Armor of God took on more value, requiring a search of Scriptures, when I recalled that the Word was God (John 1:1-14) and that the Word is Christ our Lord. Then, the component parts of the Armor of God became more powerful. It was after reading, studying, meditating upon the Word that I could proclaim the power of “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

    Almighty and most merciful God, I humbly ask You of Your great goodness, to restrain the workers of inequity with which I have had to contend (Psalm 57). Grant me Your Armor (Ephesians 6:10-13) to advance on the gates and pull down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4), standing firm on the rock of my salvation.

    I confidently take the belt of Truth. Thank You Lord for your victory; Satan cannot stand against the bold application of Truth, which is Your Word (John 17:17).

    Thank You for the breastplate of righteousness. I embrace that perfect righteousness, which is the Blood of Jesus – for my righteousness is but filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). The Blood of Jesus covers me (1 John 1:7). Therefore, Satan must retreat before the righteousness of my Lord (Proverbs 18:10 & Malachi 4: 2-3) because he is a defeated foe (1 John 3:8).

    Eagerly, I lift up the shield of faith against all the blazing missiles that Satan fires at me. I know that my Lord is my shield (Psalm 18:30-50 & Psalm 27:1-3).

    I recognize that my mind is a target of Satan’s deceiving ways. I cover my mind with the powerful helmet of salvation, which is my hope. “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:8-9).

    With joy I lift up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). I choose to live and breathe in its Truth and Power. As the Word proclaims: “For I am not given a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind” (2nd Timothy 1:7). Strengthen me Lord to defend, push back and defeat the enemy who seeks to steal, kill and destroy (Isaiah 35:3-4 & John 10:10).

    Lord, I stand on the truth of your Word (Psalm 71:1-4 & John 17:17) and claim the peace that is mine through justification (Romans 5:9), touching my emotions through continuous prayer thoughts and reading your Word (Philippians 4:6).

    Thank you Lord for prayer, which helps me maintain my armor – clean and proper (Psalm 17 & 23).

    Even at this hour, Father God, graciously hearken to me as a soldier in the Lord’s army, calling out to Thee that, armed with Thy power ~ I may advance from victory to victory, crushing the oppression and wickedness of the enemy, establishing Thy justice and peace in this home and community (Ephesians 4:15-16).

    Heavenly Father, I put on Your Armor with gratitude and praise (Psalm 57). You have provided all I need to stand in victory against Satan and his kingdom (Revelation 12:11). Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth, within me as it is in Heaven.

    In the Name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior I pray. Amen

  2. Now, with the Armor of God covering me and with confidence in the Lord and His word I proclaim:

    Jesus is my Lord! By the Blood of Jesus Christ, I am seen righteous before Almighty God in heaven now and for eternity (Hebrews 10:10-23). Thank you Lord.

    I declare that I am a child of Father God, blessed by Him who created me (John 1:11-13). Thank you, Father God.

    I declare that He who is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)! Thank you, Lord.

    Holy Spirit, lead me into all Truth, guiding my prayer thoughts and words (John 16:13). I give thanks to you Lord for the Holy Spirit (John 15:26-27).

    Thank you Father God that no weapon the enemy forms against me shall prosper, because You have put all things under my Lord’s feet (Ephesians 1:22) and I am one with Christ (John 17:11). My Lord graciously gives me the authority, in His name, to stomp upon the enemy (Luke 10:18-20).

    “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Corinthians 10:4-6, KJ21).

    Some put their trust in armaments and possessions, but I remember and put my trust in the Lord my God, everlasting Father. Blessed be the name of the LORD (Psalm 20). Amen

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