What the Armor is Made Of
by Mike Willis
Modern armor is made of kevlar. Ancient armor was made of heavy metals. The armor God described in Ephesians 6 is made of something altogether different. Christian, the armor of God that he tells us to put on is made of your identity in Jesus Christ.
The belt of truth. Hey! there’s an actual TRUTH in our world of pick your truth. Like a belt, the truth that Jesus is your Savior and Lord holds you together and keeps you from coming undone.
The breastplate of righteousness. The righteousness of Jesus applied to you covering your new heart and keeping it pure).
Shoes sending you with the gospel of peace. A message of peace in the midst of a war is always welcome and must be heralded.
The shield of faith. Faith allows you to move forward knowing heaven is ahead no matter what might get slung at you here. Faith knows the future even when the smoke is thick.
The helmet of salvation. You’d think it would be the helmet of truth. After all, our minds would be under our helmets. So what is the emphasis here? The truth of your salvation fights the lies in your head.
The sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. The only offensive weapon – the Bible. Know it to know God and fight the enemy often in the close combat of his clever truths.
Therefore, take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13.
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