Sunday, January 15, 2012


“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil"
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

“If by negligence or choice you fail to put on God's armor and rush naked into battle, you sign your own death certificate.”
I have read many stories in history which tell of some person proclaiming the name of Christ to defeat the enemy, but who have not had the direction nor the authority of the Lord or relationship required to make such proclamations. Every battle won in Joshua’s conquest was with specific seeking of and direction from the Lord Himself.
“Paul's admonition to put on armor falls into two general parts. First, a direction telling us what to do: "Put on the whole armor of God..." And second, why we should do it: "... that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
“So to begin, every recruit in Christ's army should be properly fitted with armor. The first question that comes to mind is, What is this armor?”
“We are told, "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 13:14), where Christ is presented as armor. The apostle does not exhort the saints simply to put on temperance in place of drunkenness, or for adultery to put on chastity. Instead, he tells them to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ," implying that until Christ is put on, the creature is unarmed. It is not the man decked out in morality or philosophical virtues who will repel a full charge of temptation sent from Satan's cannon; it is the man suited up in armor--that is, Christ.”
“I speak now of the "girdle of truth, the breastplate of righteousness," and so forth. We are instructed to "put on the new man" (Ephesians 4:24), who is made up of all the graces. The point is this: To be without Christ and His graces is to be without armor.”

For the complete devotional purchase  'The Christian in Complete Armour daily devotional by Gurnall and Bell.
Artwork by Graham Braddock

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