Sunday, August 10, 2014

Put on the Armor

This might be one of the simple posts I will ever make.  We are all in a battle if we aren't we are going to be in one.  So we need to put on our armor.

Eph 6:10-17 (NIV) ...Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Each day I make sure I pray the armor of God upon me before I leave the house.  I also pray for a hedge of protection to be around me and my family.  Job 1:10 "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

God put a hedge around Job to keep him safe.  Satan himself had to come to God in order to attack Job.  We all need to put on our armor and get the hedge of protection up and around our families everyday.  God has given us the tools for protection and battle.  Take them up daily.