Armor of God

The Armor of God

The Whole Armor Of God

Ephesians 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 you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

† Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

There are many references to the Armor of God throughout the Bible.
As we study the scriptures they may not call it the armor of God, there are however
several passages that refer to the armor of God.

In the Book of Ephesians Paul sets the scene for us:Our enemy is not of flesh and blood,
not a human foe, but our adversary, Satan the devil and all the hosts of demons have a single purpose to obliterate the children of God. If we lose this war, we lose everything.

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Luke 24:45
And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.

Romans 8:37
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

† Ephesian 6:13
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

† 1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil
walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

† 2 Corinthians 10:3-7
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

 Romans 13:11-14
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on, the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

 

 

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The Whole Armor Of God

When we look at a Roman Soldier Armor during Paul's time we see how
equipped they are for battle. In this same way Paul uses a God inspired analogy
to describe how we are to be equipped for spiritual battles by putting on the
Whole Armor of God.

Ephesians 6:12-13
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

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 The Belt of Truth

 Having our loins gird about with truth, God's word is truth.

 John 17:17
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

Luke 12:35-40
“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

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The Breastplate of Righteousness 

We are to guard our hearts with the righteousness of God, keeping the word of God.

 Romans 10:10
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.

 Isaiah 32:17
The work of righteousness will be peace,
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

 Isaiah 59:17
For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak.

 1 Thessalonians 5:8
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

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The Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace

A soldier would never go to battle without his feet being covered. We should have a firm assurance of God's love for us with a secure footing to stand, prepared in spirit to share the word of God and the gospel of peace.

 Luke 10:19-20
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you,
but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

 Romans 16:20
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

 1 Romans 10:15
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

 2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season.
Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching.

 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Shield of Faith

 Hold on to our faith as a shield of armor, faith involves trust.

† Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

† Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

 Psalm 3:3
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.

 Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

 Psalm 18:35
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.

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Helmet of Salvation

Our helmet is the confidence we have in the finished work of Christ,
wearing the helmet of salvation we guard our minds from doubt and fear
gaining confidence and assurance of our salvation in Christ Jesus,
always reminding us we are sinners saved by grace.

 Psalm 62:6
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.

 Psalm 140:7
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.

 Isaiah 56:1
Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness,
For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed.

 Isaiah 59:17
For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak.

 Ephesians 6:17
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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Sword of the Spirit

The Sword of the Spirit is the word of God, it is our only offensive weapon
in the Full Armor of God which we can strike against Satan.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

 Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

 Isaiah 50:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

 Luke 11:28
But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!

 Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 Ephesians 6:17
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

 2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

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† Luke 12:44
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

 

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