We must be equipped with the whole armor of God

By Lisa Wilmore

(“It is God’s fight, not ours”)

Scripture: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may 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 armor of God, that ye may be able to with stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Ephesians 6:10-13).

Greetings! My brothers and sisters in Christ,

Are you guilty of trying to fight battles that are beyond your physical, intellectual or emotional ability? Have you encountered Christians who appear to be in a constant fight combating the tricks of the enemies? Well, it is possible that the evil one uses anyone in our circles such as friends, families, etc. to attack us in order to make us doubt in our one and true living Savior, Jesus. Interestingly, the moment individuals accept Jesus as their personal Savior, chaos and confusion begin with an effort to dominate our lives. All believers must know and understand the protection that God has given us when we are in a Spiritual fight, as proclaimed by the Apostle Paul. Equally important, “It is God’s fight, not ours.”

Truly, all believers in Jesus Christ are faced with some type of Spiritual conflict and must be equipped with God’s armor in order to survive. When Christians try to handle the “rulers of dark places” in our own strength, we fail miserably. It is impossible to compete with the evil one in one’s own strength. So, it is incumbent upon us to “put on the whole armor of God” so that we are able to stand against the evil one’s deceitfulness, trickeries, charms, dishonesties, etc.

One may ask, “What is the armor of God that Paul writes about in our afore-noted text?” As revealed through Scriptures, the whole armor of God consists of six parts. They are: 1) truth, 2) the breastplate of righteousness, 3) preparation of the gospel of peace, 4) the shield of faith, 5) the helmet of salvation, and 6) the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesian 6:14-17). When fighting our Spiritual battles, we must take off our boxing gloves and put on the whole armor of God. Since our Spiritual battles will exist until the day of the Lord’s return, we must be equipped with the armor of God.