(By Bishop Dr. Amanat Masih, D. Div)
Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 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 the authorities, against the power of the 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 the 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 breastplate of
rightness 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 Spirit. Which is the word of God (Ephesians: 6: 10-17)
We need to fight for survival on this world. If we do not fight we can not survive, the bible says our struggle is not against the authority’s blood and flash, but our wrestle is against the power of devil and darkness. the situation of Christian is more serious because our enemy is prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour, steals, kill and destroy. He want to destroy the believers spiritually, financially, economically and physically, it means that total destruction. So we do not fight against the power and authorities we will destroy.
The purpose of the believers for today is fight but i can say not for today but for ever. Jesus Wrestled against the devil in the wilderness, although he was hungry, weak and thirsty, but when he fought against the devil, he got victory.
Our struggle is not against the flash and blood, but against the spiritual forces of devil in heavenly realms, if we want to be strong in our spiritual, economical, physical and financial life and want to strong in every area of life then lets come and fight against the power of darkness. God want to make stronger and powerful like Jesus against the power of darkness and put on the full armor of the God
The Belt of Truth
The bible says " Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around you" waist is the important part of the body, it should be stronger, in another words it is the central part of the body which is most important area, so we need to buckled the belt of the truth around our waist. Jesus said " i am the way and the truth and the life. No one come to the Father except me "(John: 14:16) it mean when we buckled the belt of truth, we buckled the Jesus around our waist. Because Jesus is truth. So that Jesus should be the center of our life.
we need to buckled him around our life, and he can protect, save and victory over the power of the darkness we can win with the belt of truth, which is Jesus Christ.
The Breast-Plate of Righteousness
Breast- Plate is another most important in war, it is the part of the armor of the soldiers. In spiritual warfare we need breast plate that is ""Righteousness""
Jesus came to make us righteous by his blood, he died on cross and rose up.
Being as believers we must keep the breast plate righteousness, that we can fight against the power of darkness.
We need to righteous in every part of the life because it is our safety and security from evil in our daily walk.
Feet with Readiness Gospel of Peace
The Bible tells us out on the shoes of the Gospel of peace that he prepared, We must have to understand that what kind of shoes we have to wear.
Walking in physical life shoes are important tool, if we do not wear proper and accurate shoes, then we will be in trouble, even they can hurt our feet and destroy our livings, we can not walk proper. As same if our spiritual shoes are not correct our spiritual life should be in trouble
God made man the human-being to glorify Him, if we are not glorifying the Lord through our daily walking, then we need to check our selves the is we wore the correct shoes. the Bible says" But the fruit of the spirit is love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness , goodness, Faithfulness, gentleness and self control" (Gal: 5: 22-23) Through our daily walking we should share above mentioned fruits through our life.
We must go forward put off the shoes of the shoes of sadness, depression, impurity, obvious, selfishness and drunkenness. When we try to live on our own, we will fail, but when we live in the power of God we can get success in our every area of life.
Shield of Faith
In old times shields were used for the protection from the enemy's swords attacks. This instrument is used for the protection and safety.
Today our fight is not against blood and flash, but against the power of darkness, we need protection from the enemy attacks, Our shield is our faith. We need to grow in our faith. if we want to protect our lives and family from the attacks of the enemy then we need a shield and that is faith on Jesus Christ. His blood is the great shield against the attacks of the devil.
If there is any one who feel that he is not safe from the devil and always facing the problems, fear, lack of finances and any other problem in their lives. I encourage you Please come to the Lord Jesus Christ and he will protect you.
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