To this point in our journey we have done a few things.
We have taken the first step.
We have put our Trust in the lord and
We have heard the call to the Great Commission.
Now, as we prepare to embark on this mission we must suit up! We must put on the full armor of God
Ephesians 6: 11-18 says
Put on the full armor 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 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.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around 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.
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.
Where can you find this suit of armor? Right here in the Holy Bible.
By reading and studying you gain this armor. You gain the knowledge and the fortitude to be able to resist evil, resist temptation when it hits you.
He has taken away our excuses.
He has given us the tools we need.
We are his chosen people, dearly loved by God. Colossians 3:12
Press on and fight the good fight as a Soldier for Christ!