The phrase “Armour of God” is derived from Ephesians 6:11: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ”
What are the wiles of the Devil??? LIES, DECEPTION, MURDER! CHAOS AND HATE!
We were discussing the sad destructive world we live in today, when we wondered why so many are believing the lies put forth by the world leaders. It’s so hard to know the truth and not understand why so many even whole denominations of the body of Christ follow along like lemmings right over the edge of the cliff to certain death.
The spirit of God does not compare with the Carnal ways so many live by and try to apply God to it.The Carnal mind is considered an enemy of God,for the fleshly carnal mind walks after the worlds ways and leads to death while to be spiritually minded is life and peace.(Romans 8:1-9).
The natural way man is used to makes perfect sense in following the crowd, but it is not until after true repentance and receiving the holy spirit of God do we see through eyes of faith and a spiritual world where Gods eternal wisdom gives us understanding.(1 Corinthians 2:9-16),(Proverbs 20:27).
We can’t see through the eyes of God without the Holy Spirit. Without buying salve from Christ as He instructs in Revelation. Man’s carnal mind sees through a dark lens. We can not see without the light of Christ, the Holy Spirit or God’s word.
We are in a mighty spiritual battle like never before. Sexual sin is higher than in ancient Rome, deception is at an all time high and millions are blinded by it. Corruption in high places, foul talk, lude and lacivious conduct by leaders, and millions applaud as they plummet off the cliff into the abyss.
Jesus told the Pharisees of His day:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
If God has opened your eyes and you no longer walk in darkness than He has also called you to TAKE A STAND, stand firm in truth and speak out. Regardless of popularity, regardless of political correctness, you are called to speak out. Speak with those attacked for speaking out, speak out for those who cant, speak and warn for those ignoring the Truth, and fight, fight for the oppressed, fight for the downtrodden. The Apostles weren’t afraid to speak out against injustice. Fear was not in them. They all died for speaking the truth. Except John and he was boiled in oil and exiled to a dark island to be tortured.
If your eyes were opened and you do nothing it’s like witnessing a crime and not reporting it.
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.
God clearly says if you see the enemy and do not sound the alarm the blood of those that die will be on your hands.
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
It’s time to wake up and sound the warning. Get into the Holy Spirit and Armour up and take a stand for truth!
By CJ and Julia
Credit to wikipedia and Bible Hub