Sunday, March 27, 2022

SPIRITUAL armor

 

1 Corinthians 2:13

King James Version

13 Which things also we speak, 

not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, 

but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; 

comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


In an earlier article, the HOLY SPIRIT guided me to write about the FULL ARMOR of GOD.

In this post you're reading now, SPIRIT guided me to SCRIPTURE, explaining why you need ALL seven pieces to the armor.

For the BELIEVER, it's a moment-by-moment spiritual warfare.

Here's how you can be SPIRITUALLY-equipped:


1. having your loins girt about with truth

Your loins can be found from the rib, to the hip.

That's where man is being attacked, through lust.

But know this truth: 

The body is the TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

King James Version

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost 

which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


2. having on the breastplate of righteousness

If you're not born again, if you're not righteous, if you're not holy, you don't stand a chance. 

The enemy will find tons of loopholes.

The LORD JESUS commanded:

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


3. your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace

If you belong to JESUS, as born again, you must walk the LORD's walk.

You must walk in the SPIRIT.

JESUS is the PRINCE of PEACE.

Isaiah 9:6

King James Version

6 For unto us a child is born, 

unto us a son is given: 

and the government shall be upon his shoulder: 

and his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counsellor, 

The mighty God, 

The everlasting Father, 

The Prince of Peace.


4. taking the shield of faith

Faith is power.

Through FAITH, "ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked".

Rely upon GOD, at ALL times.

Joshua 1:9

King James Version

9 Have not I commanded thee? 

Be strong and of a good courage; 

be not afraid, 

neither be thou dismayed: 

for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


5. take the helmet of salvation

The helmet protects the head.

The enemy messes with our mind.

You have to have the MIND of CHRIST, to protect yourself.

1 Corinthians 2:16

King James Version

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, 

that he may instruct him? 

but we have the mind of Christ.


6. the sword of the Spirit

The SWORD of the SPIRIT is the WORD of GOD.

Watch how it cuts through ALL untruth:

Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, 

and sharper than any twoedged sword, 

piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


7. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit

The LORD JESUS taught us to pray to the FATHER.

We are best equipped if we LOVE and OBEY GOD, relying on Him for EVERYTHING.

Matthew 6:9-13

King James Version

9 After this manner therefore pray ye

Our Father which art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, 

Thy will be done in earth, 

as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, 

as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, 

and the power, 

and the glory, 

for ever. 

Amen.


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FULL ARMOR


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