Good day to evryone!!!
As I finish reading the book of Ephesians this wonderful scripture just gets my attention and takes me on the journey that yes this world is hard, yes there is evil , yes there is temptation, there is a battle going on in each of us, around us, but it´s not against people, it´s against the power of darkness…But, yes people there is hope!!! This is what Paul ( the Apostle said)
Ephesians 6:13 – 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!
See how amazing, he says put the FULL ( not half) the complete armor of GOD, because WHEN ( u never know when its going to happen) the day of evil COMES (but it will happen) you may be able to STAND ( u are meant to go to battle, but you are meant tobe Victorious in GOD) your ground, and after you have done evrything ( the battle, the things that come ur way) TO STAND ( thats is why u need the ARMOR of GOD ) !! TO STAND !!
But what is the Armor of GOD u ask : Paul continues saying :
Ephesians 6:14-17 – Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Yes this is the Armor of GOD – Truth, righteousness, readiness of the gospel of peace, faith, salvation and Word of GOD ( BIBLE= the Sword)
Truth – GOd is truth, its hard but its what we have to do to win, truth always prevails!!
Righteousness – in evrything u do !!!
Readiness of the gospel of peace – sharing the message of gospel – showing peace to others brings u peace and when u have peace u have found ur purpose!!
Faith – without faith its impossible to please GOD !! Faith = pleasing GOD…we need to please HIM !!
Salvation – knowing why u exist and loving ur GOD for giving us his only son, grace, mercy all in this !!
Word of GOd – having it in ur mind, ur heart, ur mouth, always declaring…the power of the Word of God !!!
All of this is given to u so that u may STAND !!!! STAND !!! so when the hard times come, u are prepared u are wrapped in HIM ( ARMOR OF GOD)!!!
And one of the most important things that we need to do when we have the ARmor of GOd is to ( Ephesians 6:18 – And 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) Pray, at all times, all kinds of prayer, things u need, things ur thankful, no matter what happens PRAY and dont forget to pray for others!!!!
These are gifts from above to us so we may STAND, when evil times come we need to be prepared, we need to have the FULL armor, start praying today if u dont have the Armor of GOD in FULL !!! Seek, Ask, Search its there for U !!!!
So today and always know this, u were made to STAND in the hard situations, never to back down, but to go forth, because the Lord has grater things prepared for U !!!