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The Whole Armour of God (Ephesians 6: 14-18)

By Paulson Joshua, Kochi

Just as the word of God reveals the reality of believers’ spiritual warfare, scripture also tells us of the resources provided to fight well. Apostle Paul while in prison might have closely watched the weapons of a Roman soldier. In Ephesians 6: 14 – 18, he compares each of the pieces of armour to the divinely given spiritual resources and calls it as the ‘whole Armour of God’ (cf. Eph. 6:11; Rom. 13:12; 2Cori. 6:7). Let us consider each of those pieces and their practical application briefly.

1. The helmet of salvation.
First, admit to God that you are a sinner, receive Jesus Christ into your heart by faith, and confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You will be saved. This salvation will protect you from all evil.

2. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Read and meditate on God's Word daily to fight the devil's temptations. This will give you the strength to live and keep you in peace with God.

3. The belt of truth.
Gird your loins with the truth to run without any hindrance or distraction, and be ready to stand in front of others to tell the truth.

4. The breastplate of righteousness.
In order to protect our heart and be bold at satanic accusations, we need to be covered with the righteousness of God in Christ. It also implies to our righteous actions.

5. The shoes - the gospel of peace.
A clear understanding of the gospel and our readiness to preach gives us stability and peace of mind.

6. The shield – faith.
Our unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus will quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Rely and have faith in Jesus Christ alone. He is the author of faith, who defeated Satan on the cross.

The whole Armour of God has been given to His children to wear at all times for protection, to fight against the wiles of the devil, and to stand in the evil days. This will help us to overcome all the negative situations we face in this world.

As we live in the last days of the age of the church, the promise of Jesus Christ is “to him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne” (Revelation 3:21).

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