Are You Suited Up?

Jesus was tempted as we all are, yet he sinned not. Jesus was the Word in the flesh. So when He was tempted He quoted scripture to rebuke the devil.

In Ephesians chapter 6 it tells us to put on the whole armor of God.

The helmet of salvation: deliverance, safety, preservation, healing and soundness in Greek and Hebrew meanings. And it also includes all the redemptive acts, which are justification, redemption, grace, forgiveness, sanctification, and glorification.

The shield of faith: which is our belief in our salvation and the redemptive acts. You can quench the darts the enemy throws at you due to your faith that you are redeemed, that you are forgiven through the grace of God, that you are sanctified and are going to have that glorification.

The sword of Spirit: the Word of God!
Christ himself in the flesh gave us an example of how to fight the enemy and that is with the Word of God. And we should do it boldly as we have been given authority as heirs in Christ through our salvation in Him.

Our loins (our lower back) should be girded with truth meaning wrapped up. So in essence our backs should not sway when the enemy hits us with his darts for we have the truth to support us and hold us up.

Our feet shod (a plural of shoe) in the preparation of the gospel meaning we should always be prepared or ready to use the gospel(Word) to use in defense against his attacks.

All this is a means to stand against the attacks of the devil.

If you fall and sin, do not let the enemy get you down and feeling condemned, for you know the truth!

There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:1

Do not let the enemy tell you that your sin is unforgivable!

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

Do not let the enemy tell you that you are unworthy!

I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalms 139:14

Do not let the enemy tell you that you are alone and that no one cares about you, your problems, concerns and struggles.

Come into me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden (both meaning physically and emotionally fatigued), and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Let’s get suited up!!

15 thoughts on “Are You Suited Up?”

  1. Every single morning. For years, every single morning my son and I recited this passage and mimed the motions of putting on each piece. It ends with prayer, and we did. God carried us through some rough waters, but we knew from whence our help and protection came.

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