God, Our God, has made us as warriors, CHAMPIONS!
We are victorious over anything and everything that sets itself up to be higher than God. Listen, the enemy won’t miss an opportunity to mess with our mind! He sits and waits, he plots to get us, to take captive our minds. The enemy desires to wipe out our faith, to drain us of strength.
How do we block the enemy’s efforts? We must realize the strength, the power, the authority that our God has given us, through Christ Jesus! Jesus conquered death; He saved us and brought us up out of the pit of Hell. He made us a little lower than His angels.
What does that mean? This means that we have to be in His Word, at all times. We can’t afford to miss what He is saying, through His Holy Word (STUDY), through His conversations to/with us, in prayer. It is through His confidence that we gain confidence by way of our prayers, our praise and our worship.
Do you realize whose child you are? You are a child of The Most High God! Act like it!
I guarantee that if you put Jesus in it, if you turn it over to Him, if you leave it in His Hands, He will fight for you! You are victorious because He is The LORD, because no one is a match for Him.
You can’t just put on the Breastplate of Righteousness without the Helmet of Salvation; you will be half-cocked, that is, you won’t be prepared, fully covered. You won’t be fully equipped to handle the enemy. Therefore, gear up in His whole armor!
The Armor of God includes:
- Helmet of Salvation (head) –
- Acceptance of Christ as Lord in your life, forsaking all; knowledge and realization of His ability to save us!
- Breastplate of Righteousness (chest)-
- Given by Jesus death, burial, and resurrection
- Loins (back, torso) guarded in The Truth of Jesus Christ –
- knowledge of God who is The Truth…why the back? The back holds your body up, gives your body stability
- Feet (foundation) with preparation for The Gospel –
- standing always in testament of God’s authority
- Shield of Faith (internal weapon expressed externally, too)-
- Built up through all of your experiences where God has come in and made a way (your testimonies)!
- Built up through the testimonials of others, too!
Remember, you aren’t fighting against people, per se, you are fighting against spirits. You must fight spirits with The Holy Spirit!
Ephesians 6:11-15 NIV | New International Version
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.
Psalm 8:3-6 ESV | English Standard Version
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,