The Armor of God

Eph 6:10-18  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

2 Cr 10:3-5 for though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

The battlefield is in the mind. First we must conquer our minds then we must advance the kingdom of God to include our family, friends, state, and nation.  If you can capture the mind and beliefs of the youths, you can change a society.  That is what happened t America, we have been changed by the media, but it is time to comeback stronger.  We are in a battle for souls and we need the armor of God. Before starting our day, plead the blood of Jesus upon you, your family and processions.  To plead means to argue a case or cause in a court of law. In other words, back off devil, his belongs to Lord Jesus Christ, purchased by His blood. 

On the cross Jesus Christ defeated Satan.

Belt of Truth - This was a belt the tied tightly around the waist, it gave the solder freedom of movement because they would take their clothing into the girdle. We must surround ourselves with truth, by honest and open communication with other people especially God and ourselves. Freedom of movement, wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12: 1.  Anything that is hidden needs to be bought into the light.  Once an incident is in the light, it loses its power to control you.

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgments: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He. Deu 32:4

Spirit of Truth is the Holy Spirit.  He will guide you in all truth, he will give you power to live a Christian walk; He enables us to pray according to the will of God. Saves us from lies

For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. Psalm 33:4

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalm 89:14

Breast Plate of Righteousness - Romans 5:17 for if by one man's offence death reined by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.  2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  The breast plate of righteousness is not our own, but it is the righteousness of Jesus Christ, we are to put on Christ. The breast plate protects the heart – the emotions, love, sorrow, depression, guilt, condemnation, jealous, fear, angry, and hate.  These are the most abused emotions and Jesus Christ is the solution for our emotional needs.  

Once we are saved, we try to do the right thing.  We want to please our heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, but sometimes we miss it and we have holes in our breast plate of righteousness.  So Jesus seeing us, he loves us on he gives us his righteousness. 

Matthews 10:31-33 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Phil 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

1 Tim 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Tim 2:21-22 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.  If a man therefore purges himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

This is a breast plate of faith and love, not of works.  1 Thess 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

 Gal 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availed any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace: prepare to walk in the gospel, shoes bring protection and defensive – keeps your footing, you can’t go far without shoes.  Let Lord Jesus guide your steps each and every day.   The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.  

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Shield of Faith: Satan will attack us in our minds, hearts, bodies, or finances. The shield of faith covers us. If he cannot attack us, he will attack those who are closest to us.  The Romans had to lock shields in battle. The plan is the enemy is to separate you from God. All of our power and authority flow from God Almighty, the Creator.  If the devil can hurt you and blame it on God, then you cannot go to God to get healed, physically or emotionally because you think God did it.  Always stay close to Jesus and have faith that he loves you dearly. He desires that you succeed.  


Helmet of Salvation – have a covering, submission to authority, to have authority you have to be under authority.  Protection of our head, take the helmet of salvation, receive it.

In war time, the enemy would take his sword and crush the head of the opposing army, Matthew 4: 1-11; the devil used the word of God against Jesus. The battlefield is for the mind. Mind of Christ. The enemy will put thoughts into your mind, that would be a death blow. If the devil can separate you from Jesus you will have a death blow.

1 Thes5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

Dereck Prince “The protection for the mind is hope, but the protection for the heart is faith”

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hope is not wishful thinking; hope is built on faith, built on the promises of God, built on trust. Hope is an expectation of good based on the promises of God’s word.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Col 1:2 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Sword of the Spirit: Which is the word of God Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus used the sword against the devil.  You can’t separate God from His word.  We need to build up our spiritual muscle by studying the word of God.