How are you doing in battle?
If you’re residing on the same globe, you’ll agree life is a war zone. You may be noticing as the lights go down in our already dark world we need more than ourselves to get through daily living.
We need God.
In this world we will have tribulation. John 16:33
We have an enemy who sends fiery deadly-D darts our way . . . discouragement, doubt, depression. But, his mission is far more . . . not only to defeat, but to destroy.
Unfortunately, it’s not a video game where you get to level three destroying computer generated demons on the way. There is a reality-realm where we need the unseen clothes to battle the unseen war. Flesh and blood we might handle, but principalities call for supernatural garments.
If demons weren’t real, Jesus wouldn’t have needed to cast so many out.
As Christian women we fight for our peace, our joy, our heart and battle for our homes, marriages, and children in the day of reckless evil. But, we can be more victorious than ancient warriors. We don’t have to experience confusion and weakness.
Put on the FULL armor of God that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of your adversary. (Ephesians 6: 11).
Don’t let the enemy catch you half-dressed. He works around the clock and never calls a truce.
So, the next time someone sees you still standing and comments on your royal wardrobe, just say “This old thing? My helmet of salvation? Oh, I’ve had it for years. It still fits!”
Our timeless ensemble doesn’t go out of style, yet thousands of years vintage.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6, we can dress for success in six easy steps:
Stand firm having girded your loins with the belt of truth, (so we can hear it, and speak it). Put on the breastplate of righteousness (to protect our heart), shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Take up the shield of faith to extinguish the flaming missiles, take the helmet of salvation (know who you belong to), and sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (:14-17) . . .
. . . and, don’t forget the military order to PRAY AT ALL TIMES!
The next time you wonder what shoes to wear . . . put on the sandals of peace and spread Jesus with every step. Gird up with more than spanx today. Make truth your foundation garment. So, left hand shield, right hand sword . . . everything prayed on?
We’re dressed to stand together and fight the enemy . . .
THERE IS NO NEUTRAL GROUND IN THE UNIVERSE. EVERY SQUARE INCH, EVERY SPLIT SECOND, IS CLAIMED BY GOD AND COUNTERCLAIMED BY SATAN. CS Lewis