“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.” (Ephesians 6:11,12 NIV–please read the rest).
The armor of God–designed to cover and protect all the sensitive areas of our bodies from the attacks of the enemy. We can stand against the enemy and thwart his attack when: our waist (stomach) is covered by Truth and we will not be compromised by lies, Righteousness covers our heart, our feet are ready to promote the Gospel of peace, our Faith is the shield upon which the fiery darts of the enemy are extinguished, our heads are covered with the Helmet of Salvation (we are saved), our Sword, the knowledge of The Word which we carry in our hearts that are protected by the breastplate.
We have all we need to withstand the attacks of the enemy and win, but we must be willing to stand and face the enemy who dares to attack the children of God.
We have to know–we should not lie or accept the lies of others.
We have to know–our faith is in Him and Him alone and trust Him in all things.
We have to know–The Word and how it impacts every area of our lives.
We have to know–the enemy thrives on lies, deceptions, half-truths, and fear because his job is to kill, steal, and destroy.
We have to know–how to recognize the enemy and those who he uses to implement his plan of destruction.
We have to know–that God knows the plans He has for us and those plans are for us to succeed and have victory in every area of our lives. We have to know this and proclaim every time the enemy attacks.
And when we stand–fully covered and prepared for spiritual warfare–we will see the victory that God has already established–no matter what the enemy attempts to do!