Put on the Whole Armor of God
My friends, let me tell you that we are in a Spiritual War.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12-13
Let us understand what Apostle Paul is saying to us.
Let us this sentence in detail:
a) He said “we” (meaning you in the flesh) don’t wrestle with flesh and blood but in the spirit.
b) Against principalities (from Webster’s New World Dictionary – the rank, the territory ruled by a prince), c) against powers, d) against the ruler of the darkness of today’s time.
The Bible refers to satan as the prince of darkness.
Satan is the evil ruler, he comes to steal, kill, and destroy.
Revelation 12: 7-12 tells us a war broke out in heaven. Michael (the archangel) and his angels went forth to battle with the dragon and his angels. However, they were defeated, and there was no room found for them in heaven any longer. This great dragon, the ancient serpent called the devil and satan, the one deceiving the whole world was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
e) Against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.
God lives in heaven right? But He all so lives in us so if God lives in us then we become a heavenly place and where ever we are and all around us is heavenly.
My beloved, lets read it with understanding. For, I do not wrestle against people, but against satan, against falling angels, against all the rulers of darkness in today’s world, against satan’s wickedness coming against me.
However, do not be afraid for God has not given us a spirit of fear.
He gives us weapons to use. He has told us what we must do to be able to stand.
Put on whole armor of God that we may be able to withstand in the evil day.
Put on the helmet of salvation,
Put on the breastplate of Righteousness,
Girded you waist with Truth,
Take up the shield of Faith,
Holding on to the sword of the Spirit the word of God,
Shod your feet with the gospel of Peace,
Now we are ready and we can stand our ground.
Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere.
This lesson came from the Book of Ephesians 6:12-18.
My friends, I pray that now you are ready. When satan comes, you will know him, and know how to fight and stand your ground.
God bless you,