“We must not confide in the armor of God, but in the God of this armor, because all our weapons are only ‘mighty through God.” – William Gurnall.
As warriors, our strength is in Christ, hence the Bible says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Read Ephesians 6:10 (KJV). In other words, we should be vigorous in our pursuit of God’s prevailing power. This is the only way we are sustained as warriors in Christ. I recently read, the “US SEAL team spend over a year in training in different environmental conditions before they are inducted into this elite force.” The SEAL training builds in them a level of steeliness, which will help them weather the storms or attacks of the enemy.
Now, what I like about being a warrior in the Kingdom of God is, God empowers you and me with the most powerful force in the person of the Holy Spirit and His Word, hence the Bible says, “But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
For us as representatives of the Kingdom of God, God expects a level of ruggedness and war-like attributes for us to be able to withstand the wiles of the enemy. What I am about to share with you is really good, because God said it, “Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.” Read Ephesians 6:11 (AMPC). Watch this, God’s armor is like a garment or attire we constantly wear every day.
Imagine with me for a moment how odd people will look at you without any attire on. People will think you are insane right? I am sure the devil looks at some Christians and laughs because he can see they are naked and exposed without their armor. Can you imagine, the devil knows about the armor? The devil made this comments to God concerning Job. “You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is!” Read Job 1:10 (NLT).
Check out the SEAL team motto, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday“, “It Pays to be a Winner.” Well, yesterday is gone, and today is another day for you to “lift up your hands in triumphant victory over your enemies, and all your foes are destroyed.”
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