As promised, I am sharing my thoughts on the meaning of The Armor of God as it relates to the Christian Walk. I will start taking each piece and discussing them further as time goes on.
Ephesians 6:10-18; The Armor Of God, A Walk in The Christian Life
Belt of Truth
Justification, Jesus Becomes Lord and Savior
John 14:6 (NKJV): Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Breastplate of Righteousness
Sanctification, Jesus changes us from who we were to a new creature, becoming more separate from Worldly Ways
1 Corinthians 6:11 (NKJV): And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Shoes of The Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
Preparing to share the Gospel by Prayer, Study and Fellowship
1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV): But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear
Shield of Faith
Sharing the Gospel and putting Faith into Action
James 2:18 (NKJV): But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
Helmet of Salvation
Having our Minds Transformed by allowing Jesus to work through us. Getting rid of the “Stinking Thinking”
Romans 12:2 (NKJV): And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Sword of The Spirit
Glorification promised by The Word of God, Allowing Him to give us Hope, Jesus Returns to bring His Body Home, Cutting away our Sins so we can stand before God
Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV): For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Until Next Time:
Ezekiel 37:1-14 (NLKJV): The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”