Battle Ready

amour of GOd

Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

It is vital to use all the weapons that God has for us.

Keys:

The Word of God is something we must know, understand, learn, and use in our lives.

I would love to hear some experiences with using the Amour of God.

One key element to mention is Prayer.  It seems that many have at times not understood prayer or just have not taken the time to pray.

How has prayer impacted your life?

What do you consider intercessory Prayer?

How has this passage impacted your life?

 

 

8 thoughts on “Battle Ready”

  1. It was so prevalent in those days to see a soldier dressed in those clothes/armour. Currently, the only ones to fully understand these Scripture verses are those associated with the military and devoted Christians who study God’s Word.

    Current True Life Christians (TLC) need to be savy and smart on bringing this set of verses up to date. Redefining Scripture? Certainly Not!!! Just suggesting with reading the Armour of God, TLC’s need to bring these verses up to date with each and every field of work.
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    1. I am glad you mentioned that so I look forward to you bringing these examples into context with today’s millennial and whatever fields of work you would like to include. I do this ever Sunday and that is why this is a discussion to here your wonderful work on the subject. Blessings look forward to your writings.

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      1. I can only speak of personal experience; however, I have a lot of experience in the world of human services.

        Not only have I experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when I was freshly graduated high school, I earned my master’s of science in human services through hard work. Yet, it is by the grace of God that He let my education go as far as it has. After 20 years of experience in the human service field and being a True Life Christian since the age of seven, I have an unique opportunity to share the Gospel.

        See, I have the opportunity to share Christ with caregivers and the people in of care because I have a rare perspective on human services, being both a former participant and a caregiver. However, that does not mean that I can leave the armour of God behind. I very much need the helmet of salvation, along with the breastplate of righteousness, along with shield of faith, the belt of truth, & the feet fitted with the readiness to spread the Gospel of Christ and the willingness to stand your ground.

        There are times when I am weary of fighting the fight for truth in the field of human services. Who wouldn’t be? However, I get my strength from Christ who went through it all (feeling my emotions) on the cross.

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      2. In addition, I think the Armour of God prevalent in those days where the people were surrounded by soldiers, TLC’s should be secure in there salvation, guarded by righteousness found in Jesus Christ, which is the truth that holds it all together so that we can defend our faith. I think that the Armour of God taken from Ephesians 6:10-18 serves well under a militaristic genre, but for all the other kinds of people, it has more of a potential to get lost. I would rather that these serve as an exoskeleton of salvation, and the righteousness that is only found in the true Christ which we as TLC’s should be spreading to the whole world.

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      3. Very good but there is the questions of spiritual warfare as well.
        Ephesians 6:12 (BBE) For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against the world-rulers of this dark night, against the spirits of evil in the heavens.

        Here is an example of the battle we all fight as well. We are told we are in a battle for a reason in the Bible. You are correct with your points but we also need to understand this passage is symbolic of our owe battles we fight as Christians. I understand why you like things in plain English but I also deal with many generations who only prefer to here KJV. The sword of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit is a key part of our lives as well. The part of the chapter that also must complete this picture is prayer. The power of prayer is also a key in our lives. Wonderful discussion on this thank you.

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  2. I am not saying that you should totally ditch the KJV. You have to look out for what type of audience your reaching. Using the KJV in your Sunday morning preaching maybe ok. In my estimation, it is not ok to use only the KJV on the web where your audience is worldwide.

    Our efforts are to reach as many people as we can for Christ’s sake, right? I use whatever version of the Holy Scripture that I can find that contains accurate but yet simple instructions for the way we ought to live our lives considering our audience is worldwide using the web.

    PS-I’ve enjoyed our comments back & forth to one another, pushing me in ways I would have never expected. So a heart felt thank you!

    PS 2-Don’t forget to ask the God of Change (Jesus Christ) to oversee your ministry both in person and on the web if whatever you put in front of those audiences is appropriate for the audience you’re trying to reach. People are stubborn, flat out. They won’t take the time necessary to look up words like sanctification, justification, redemption, and the like. So, on the web you need to be clear on what you’re trying to say without necessarily using the word.

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