This devotional was started today, June 27, 2020. I wanted to share this devotional from the internet with you.
Put On The Whole Armour Of God.
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 KJV
Let’s examine Ephesians 6:11 KJV. The first word in this passage is, “Put”. When you “put” on the entire armor of God, you’re intentionally dressing yourself with every part of His Word. Choose to put on the whole armor of God. Don’t cherry-pick His Word. Don’t self-select the parts of the Bible that you choose to obey. Digest His entire Word. God requires your participation. You have to make the choice to put on the armor of God.
Ephesians 6:11 NLT declares, “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” Actively put on God’s armor so that the enemy will not take you off guard. You can’t defeat the enemy in your own armor — your flesh. You can’t defeat the enemy in your own strength. You can’t defeat the enemy with your carnal intellect. Only God’s armor can keep you and protect you from the snares and traps of the enemy. Only God’s Word can defeat and destroy the enemy’s tactics.
Ephesians 6:11 AMPC declares, “Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.” God supplies your armor. God is the One who gives you strength, courage, tenacity and the boldness to fight the enemy.
Are there gaps in your armor? Are you trying to defeat the enemy in your own strength? Choose to surrender to God daily. Read the entire chapter of Ephesians 6. Pray and ask God to equip you for your assignment.
The Armor of God — Eph 6:10-20
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For 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. 13Therefore 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. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.