Ephesians 6:10-18 KJV
Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God that you might be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the
evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with the truth, and having on the breastplate
And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked (one).
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit which is the
Word of God:
I have heard the "Armour of God" mentioned many times in my 30+
years of serving the Lord, but I have yet to hear a solid teaching on how to put it on or how to use it properly.
Getting up in the morning and mentally (picturing ourselves) girding our loins with
the truth, picturing ourselves putting on the breastplate of righteousness, mentally donning our foot armour or
mentally picking up a shield and putting on a helmet will not help us.
This is a completely useless exercise!
Yet I have heard Christians instructed, many times, to do this very thing,
and that is about the extent (with very few exceptions) of the teaching on the armour I have heard in 25 years.
In this section I will attempt to cover Ephesians 6:1-18 in as much detail as possible
in the hopes we can be equipped properly (and know how to use the equipment!) to withstand a very real, very powerful
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