By Jenny Lopez Lowe
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 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. Therefore 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17
Ever wonder why it is so difficult to win over arguments in you mind? or taking a stand against the devil’s schemes… Because in order to win any spiritual battle we must be equip to take a strong, firm stand. It can only happen if we are in His mighty power and special equipment.
The devil’s schemes can come to you as a sweet opportunity to have a good time while compromising the integrity of your testimony. Or, as a thought of resentment caused by disappointment or betrayal. No matter how it is manifested, it will take a woman fully armored to stand firm and resist reacting in the flesh. This passage makes it clear that to get to the point where we successfully quiet voices in our mind, and control our actions, first we must be standing on a firm foundation convinced that our struggle is not against people. But that we are spiritual beings, redeemed, and victorious in the knowledge of Christ.
Ladies, Today, I invite you to polish you armor. Adjusted, if necessary. When you are done, STAND FIRM. LOVE others, and TRUST GOD.
YOUR ARMOR CONSISTS OF:
Belt of Truth
Breastplate of Righteousness
Feet fitted in the readiness of the Gospel of Peace
Shield of Faith
Helmet of Salvation
Sword of the spirit, Word of God
Have a blessed day.