You know about the Armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-19.
be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour 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 armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospelKJV
Is the Armor of God something you intentionally use each day?
Do you actively cover yourself from Head to Toe using the Armor of God?
I have been delving into the study of the Armor of God the past 2 years. I keep reading books, doing scripture studies, taking classes. I am always amazed there is so much to learn!
Did you know that Jesus wore the Armor of God?
Also righteousness will be the belt around His hips,Isaiah 11:4-5
And faithfulness the belt around His waist.
And was amazed that there was not one to intercede;Isaiah 59:16-17
Then His own arm brought salvation to Him,
And His righteousness upheld Him.
He put on righteousness like a breastplate,
And a helmet of salvation on His head;
And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing
And wrapped Himself with zeal as a cloak.
Do you know that His Armor is a gift He gives to us?
If we are not intentional about putting it on and using it, than it is a gift that is going to waste!
I love getting my power from Jesus – The Lord strengthens me! His Armor strengthens me!
I love to teach others how to Harness Heavenly Help!!
Prayer and Visualization can Activate the Armor
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.Matthew 21:22
When we pray and ask for the pieces of armor, that is powerful.
I also love to visualize putting on the pieces and remembering what they represent.
I have created a visualization to walk you through this and also teach a way to ground and shield while singing a 30 second song.
I am teaching this and having your practice it weekly during the Covered from Head to Toe – Harnessing the Armor of God 7 week Course I am teaching starting the week of April 19th.
By the time the 7 week class is over, you will have this simple, fast and easy daily spiritual practice of putting on the Armor of God!
Belt of Truth – strength
and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you freeJohn 8:32
The belt of God’s truth can give your spiritual core strength.
It can free you to walk along your path of discipleship.
I think one of the most important truths is to know who YOU ARE – a daughter of God!
Breastplate of Righteousness – courage
Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of lifeProverbs 4:23
The breastplate protects your heart – which is your source of life.
When your heart feels protected, you have the courage to stand strong in your righteous desires.
Your righteous desires can guide you on which direction to go.
Shoes of Peace – security
For He Himself is our peaceEphesians 2:14
When you have shoes on that protect your feet, you can feel confident traipsing through any terrain.
I know, I have a ravine in our backyard, and I wouldn’t go walk around down their in flip flops, I would definitely get injured!
But when I have on good closed toed shoes, I can feel peace as I walk around, knowing my feet are protected!
When you shod your feet with the Gospel of Peace, when you walk with the Savior beside you, then you feel secure in going where He guides you to go!
Shield of Faith – show
“He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him”Proverbs 30:5
I love the scene in the live action Mulan, where they join together with their shields and make this little safe area for them. It demonstrated so clearly the power of shields and even more the power of united shields.
Jesus is your shield! He can protect you in all things.
I imagine my shield of faith having a map and messages for me on the inside, where I can see as I lift up my shield.
Faith is relying on God to show you the way. Let Him show you, let Him protect you!
Helmet of Salvation – teach
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.Romans 2:12
In one of the classes I took, we prayed and asked God to show us what each part of our armor looked like.
I loved that my helmet was like Iron Man’s helmet. It had the Holy Ghost whispering things in my ear, so I can have ears to hear. It has cool things on its screen so I have eyes to see. It helps me have super focus so I can know the things I need to know!
Your eyes, ears and mind need protection and also to be in tune so they can get the messages you need.
Your helmet of salvation is able to provide this to you.
Sword of the Spirit – power
for the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged swordHebrews 4:12
This is the only offensive piece of the armor.
We wield it and use it proactively.
What is the sword – it is the Word of God!
You need to ready, study, ponder the scriptures on a consistent basis. This will give you power to overcome challenges and attacks in your life.
Each piece is powerful – together they are supercharged!
I love this song about the Armor of God!
Covered from Head to Toe
Join in my next Armor of God Course
There is SO much in each piece of Armor, this is just a little tidbit of the things I am excited to share in the Covered from Head to Toe – Harnessing the Armor of God.
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