Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil – Ephesians 6:11
In our fight of faith, the Bible says “…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” (Ephesians 6:12). That’s why we’re enjoined to put on the whole armour of God. It’s no use praying and crying to God to protect you from the wiles of the devil; He has told you what to do: put on the armour of God.
You’re to put on the whole armour of God, not some of it. You’re not to leave out any part of that armour: “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” (Ephesians 6:13-17).
You’re to have your loins covered with truth, wear the breastplate of righteousness, have your feet shod with the Gospel of peace, wear the helmet of salvation, and then put on above all the others, the shield of faith. That’s the shield with which you extinguish all the fiery darts the enemy throws at you.
The armour of God is available to you today, but you have to make a conscious choice to put it on. God isn’t going to put it on for you, no matter how much you pray and fast that He’ll do it. Stand firmly with your whole armour on as a good soldier of Christ. Keep it on at all times; don’t ever take it off!
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I take unto myself the whole armour of God and stand firm as a good soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am fully equipped to extinguish all the fiery darts of the devil and render all his stratagems futile and empty. With me is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and I endure hardness as a soldier of Christ, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8