Day 23 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:13 Additional reading: Galatians...
“…be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
– Ephesians 6:10-11
God has not left us defenseless against the attacks of the enemy, but instead He has provided spiritual armor to wear in this spiritual battle. The message of the armor tells us how to take our place and maintain it against the devil (Ephesians 6:10-18).
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…”
The girdle of the truth is a clear understanding of God’s Word. It holds the rest of the armor in place, like a soldier’s belt.
“And having put on the breastplate of righteousness”
The breastplate of righteousness has two meanings: (1) Jesus is our righteousness, so we put Him on; (2) The breastplate represents our active obedience to the Word of God.
“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace”
This is the faithful ministry in proclaiming the Word of God.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, where with you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked”
This is complete safety by faith in the blood. No power of the enemy can penetrate the blood!
“And take on the helmet of salvation…”
This is the covering of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God”
All the other parts of the armor are for protection (defense). This one is to be used offensively against the enemy.
Now you know what God has provided for you to use to protect yourself with spiritually. Ephesians 6:12 says, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against…spiritual wickedness.”
Is daily life a battle, are your standards being attacked? Is Satan constantly finding ways to try and tear you down? Do you feel you are not good enough (THAT IS A LIE), you must fight to maintain your purity.
Confession for today: “Lord help me to put on the Full Armor of God today that you have provided for me, and allow me to boldly take possession of all of it today in Jesus Name!”