” The Gospel Armour “

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The Lord has seen to it His people are well protected as they walk through this life. Flesh and blood cannot inherit heaven, but the spirit of God given to those who obey the word are equipped with the gospel armour such as our loins being girded with truth, and the breastplate of rigthteousness along with the shield of faith which quenches the fiery darts of the wicked that we encounter. (Ephesians 6:10-18).  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 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, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

 

As Christians we cast off the works of darkness we once were a part of and have put on the armour of light, and we have put on the ways of the Lord as we leave behind the desires of the flesh which leads to death. (Romans 13:10-14)  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof….. (Galatians 3:26-27).

 

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