Sunday, January 6, 2008

We need our Armor!

Armor of God

A scripture came to mind the other day as I was thinking and planning some stuff for kids at church and I passed it along to those leaders and then it came up again today at church and I CANNOT get it out of my mind. For some of my church friends that will read this, you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say...."Pray this scripture HARD over the ones you love!" So, let me give you the scripture that we have heard and may know very well.....but, I pray it falls fresh on you today....

Ephesians 6:10-20 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 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. 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 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 saints."

These verses are LOADED with info and stuff!! My heart is about to explode with feelings and my mind is racing 100 mph with thoughts, but I gotta break this down piece by piece.....

And don't worry.....not all in this one post....but, I will break this down each day for my own benefit. I need to go through this scripture and pray it over myself, my family, and friends DAILY! Y'all, our armour is everything!

The very beginning of the passage tells us to put the armor on! PEOPLE, put your armor on before you do one single thing. Bc, the second half of this says that in order to go up against the devils schemes, we need our armor on!!


We will battle Satan every day and in order to succeed against him and be able to go head to head with him, we need to be covered. And, as we see in this passage, there are 6 pieces of armor that are to be put on 1st thing every day. I'm not doing a good job right now of putting all my armor on for myself, much less my family, or praying it for loved ones.

We are gonna take a look at each piece of armor this week and make sure we are covered, protected, ready, and able to go against the devil. We are sealed by the blood of Christ and he cannot get through to us and take that away. But, he can come after us hard and we will be ready with our armor on!!

Get suited up friends! And, get your family suited up too. Its a scary, rough, cruel world out there. I'm ready for battle!! I've got Jesus on my side. I pray that you'll remember your armor each morning. Come back if you want to talk about the pieces of armor this week.....

Love you all~


BethAnne said...

Amen sister!

Profbaugh said...

You've hit the nail on the head with this one, Fran. We need the full armor of God daily--not just for ourselves but for our family and friends!! Thanks for this reminder. What a great way to start off the first full week in the new year.


Alana said...

I love your passion for The Word! Thanks for sharing your insight with us...can't wait to hear more!

Bev Brandon @ The Fray said...

You have such a steady, secure outlook on life. Isaiah 33:6 - He is the stability of your times!!!

Charity said...

I sure do love that scripture! It really pumps me up! We have the best "General" to follow and fight for! Whew! He sure is AWESOME!!

ocean mommy said...

Oh yes I'll be back! You've got me sitting on the edge of my seat and shouting AMEN!!!!

I have been saying this verse over and over this holiday season as we've dealt with some of the enemies attacks within our family.

You encourage me so !!


Bev Brandon @ The Fray said...

love this word
love this word
love this word
how in the world are you doing?
i'm cleaning over here and overwhelmed with one room and you've got a whole house to get ship-shape...praying for you..ooohhh....are those new boys pictures----A D O R A B L E...but i am supposed to say

Bev Brandon @ The Fray said...

Hey, would you tell your professor friend that I think she is a gem! Is she with the Secret Service? Undercover agent? I can't EVER find her blog and when I do find something---high security. Whoa. She is such a precious fun-filled and faith-filled girl. Look at me---I'm commenting on your blog, Fran, about someone else...oh well...just laugh with me!!! I'm so girl leaves tomorrow and we have been burning the candle at both ends, literally...

thouartloosed said...

Putting this verse in the front of my prayer journal-
Moving at holiday time, what a feat!
Happy New Year,

Denise said...

Wonderful post, be blessed.

I blog so you can get a glimpse into my life as wife, mom of 3 boys, and someone who simply wants to bless others along the way. Have fun and be sweet :)

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