The Well-Equipped Soldier
While Paul was thinking about his situation, in prison, he looked at the full armour of the prison guards and related this it to how
followers of Jesus should be fully equipped for the journey head. Isaiah 59:16-17 also gives insight into Paul’s use of metaphors.
Paul said we are to “Take Up” the whole Armour of God. There is action in taking up something against what is released against you. As the battle rages on in these last days, the Christian soldier must be fully dressed and ready for action. There is not one part of the Christian Armour that should be missing.
The Pieces of Armour
Any missing piece of Armour will be that crack through which the enemy will take advantage. God is invisible and the battles He fights are with forces of darkness that we cannot see. These evil forces launch attacks that are seen by the Omnipresent eyes of God. The invisible Omnipotent hand of God is at work behind the scenes, doing only what an Omniscient God can do.
While God is at work behind the scenes, the Christian Soldier does not run around naked. The Christian is well dressed with righteousness, holiness, humility, truth and grace. These are the garments of Salvation. God has given us these garments to wear, he has clothed us and made us holy.
Without these garments you cannot stand against the “wiles of the devil.”
It is with the full armour (The Belt of Truth; The Breastplate of righteousness; Shoes for the Feet; The Shield of Faith; The Helmet of Salvation and The Sword of The Spirit, with prayer at all times that you will stand your ground.
© Ruth Dickson
Heavenly Treasures Ministries
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