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. — EPHESIANS 6:13
The message of the armor tells us how to take our place and maintain it against the devil (Eph. 6:10-18).
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth . . . .” The girdle of truth is a clear understanding of God’s Word. It holds the rest of the armor in place like a soldier’s belt.
“. . . And having on the breastplate of righteousness.” The breastplate has two meanings: (1) Jesus is our righteousness, so we put Him on; (2) The breastplate represents our active obedience to the Word of God.
“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” This is faithful ministry in proclaiming the Word of God.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” This is complete safety by faith in the blood. No power of the enemy can penetrate the blood!
“And take the helmet of salvation . . . .” This is the covering of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“. . . The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” All other parts of the armor are for protection (defense); this one is to be used offensively against the enemy.
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . . .” You’ve got on the armor. Now you’re ready for the prayer fight.
Confession: (Confess yourself in the armor. Say, “I stand therefore, having my loins girt about with truth . . . ,” and so forth.)
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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