EPHESIANS 6 : 11-13> NIV
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.
Every Christian needs to know how to fight evil. God gives us detailed instructions on how to fight evil.
STEP 1 > THE BELT OF TRUTH: Ephesians 6 : 14
The belt of truth involves two places; our hearts and our minds. Truth keeps us secure in Christ and makes effective all the other pieces of armor. The belt of truth holds our armor in place.
Commit yourself daily to walk in the light of God’s truth.
PSALM 86 : 11 > Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth.
2 > THE BREASTPLATE (OF RIGHTEOUSNESS)
With the breastplate of righteousness in place ; A soldier with the breastplate goes into battle boldly with confidence. The devil is constantly attacking with lies, accusations and reminders of past sin. Without the breastplate of righteousness, these will penetrate your heart. Become aware of who you are in Christ. Your are the Righteousness of God.
Hebrews 4: 16 > Come boldly into His presence
3 > THE SHOES (OF PEACE & PREPARATION) EPHESIANS 6 : 15
For the shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. Shoes allow us to step freely and without fear while we turn our attention to the battle at hand. They aid in our movement and defense. The shoes God gives propel us onward to proclaim the true peace, which is available in Christ. Prepare yourself to follow the Lord no matter what.
4 > THE SHIELD (OF FAITH) EPHESIANS 6 : 16
Above all, take the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench All fiery darts of the wicked one. The shield not only defends our whole body but also our armor. The shield of faith has a very specific function, which the Bible makes abundantly clear; QUENCH ALL THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED. Not some, but all of them. The shield moves with the attack no matter the direction.
5 > THE HELMET (OF SALVATION) VERSE 17
Take the helmet of salvation: Satan’s Target > Your Mind ; Satan’s weapon:
The enemy wants to make us doubt God and our salvation. The helmet protects our mind from doubting the truth of God’s saving work for us.
1 THESSALONIANS 5 : 8 > But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
6 > THE SWORD (OF THE SPIRIT) VERSE 17
Put on the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
The sword of the Spirit is the only weapon of offense in the Armor, but the Word/Bible is also a tool of defense. Strongholds, arguments and thoughts are all weapons the enemy’s uses against us. With the Sword of the Spirit, God’s Word, the people are equipped to deal with them all. We need to trust in the truth of God’s Word. Have confidence in the value of God’s word. Get a hunger and desire for it.
7 > PRAYER : VERSE 18
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
8 > Try to reach directly to a need\ opportunity: Distribute His armor (physically and spiritually) Extending hands and speaking the mind of Christ as you can. Each armed follower of Jesus is Full of the Word to be capable of doing good to and for Christ, to His personally by doing it to His family including widows, orphans, the lost, the old and the sick among Jesus’
brothers and Sisters
2 CORINTHIANS 10 : 3 – 5 > OUR WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE
VERSE 3 > for though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does
VERSE 4 > The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds
VERSE 5 > We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.