Our battle is not with flesh and blood!
God gave us instructions as to how we were to prepare for the spiritual battle that He knew we would be facing each and every day. He gave each of us special armor to put on for this spiritual battle ground—called life.
The enemy wants to defeat you. The enemy wants you dead. Understanding the armor of God and knowing how to use each piece goes a long way toward not being defenseless. Our goal should be to not only in prayer to put them on each day, but to know how to utilize them as God intended. He didn’t have the author of Hebrews write about them and not want us to understand and actually use them.
This is a good set of verses to try and memorize. When you are thrown into a spiritual battle, you most likely won’t have time to get on a computer and try to learn it. (My children perish because of a lack of understanding.)
Most of the Armor of God is put on through bible study and prayer. See the included prayer below.
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world’s rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Therefore take to yourselves the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Therefore stand, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness
Eph 6:15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Eph 6:16 Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
Eph 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching to this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
PRAYER FOR THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD
DEAR LORD JESUS,
I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU COMPLETELY TODAY – BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT. UNDER YOUR AUTHORITY AND GUIDANCE, I PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD IN PREPARATION FOR DOING SPIRITUAL WARFARE THROUGHOUT THIS DAY. PLEASE GUIDE ME LORD!
I PUT ON THE HELMET OF SALVATION. LORD, HELP ME TO THINK THOUGHTS THAT PLEASE YOU. HELP ME TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE, HEAR WHAT YOUR HEAR, AND SPEAK YOUR WORDS, FOR THEY ARE WORDS OF LIFE. HELP ME TO REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY WON THE BIG BATTLE. IT’S JUST THE ENEMY THAT DOESN’T ADMIT IT YET.
I PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. I COMMIT MYSELF TO DOING THE RIGHT THING WITH REGARD TO EVERY SITUATION I ENCOUNTER TODAY. I TAKE OFF MY ROBES OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND PUT ON THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
I GIRD MY LOINS ABOUT WITH TRUTH AND TRUTHFULNESS. I COMMIT MYSELF TO WALKING BEFORE YOU, AND BEFORE THOSE AROUND ME IN FULL INTEGRITY THIS DAY. LORD, I WILL BE TRUTHFUL, NO MATTER THE PERSONAL COST.
I PUT ON THE SANDALS OF THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE THAT I MIGHT WALK ACROSS HOSTILE, ALIEN, ENEMY TERRITORY WITH RELATIVE EASE. LORD, YOUR WORD HAS SAID THAT I WOULD “TREAD UPON SERPENTS, SCORPIONS, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY,” AND THAT NOTHING WOULD BY ANY MEANS HURT ME. NOW, I RECEIVE THAT PROMISE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
I TAKE UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH AND ANOINT THE SHIELD THAT I MIGHT QUENCH ALL THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED. LORD, TRAIN ME IN THE USE OF THAT SHIELD TODAY. I COMMIT MYSELF TO THE PROPER USE OF THE SHIELD OF FAITH THAT I MIGHT MAKE ADVANCES AGAINST THE ENEMY AND HIS STRONGHOLDS OF SIN.
I TAKE UP THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. LORD. HELP ME IN THE PROPER USE OF THE WORD OF GOD TODAY. I COMMIT MYSELF TO USING THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT TO TEACH AND PLUNDER EVERY STRONGHOLD OF THE ENEMY IN MY LIFE AND OF THOSE YOU PUT IN MY PATH TODAY. I WILL MORTALLY WOUND THE ENEMY OF MY SOUL WITH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT.
I SET THE HOLY SPIRIT AS MY REAR GUARD AGAINST ANY AMBUSH OF THE ENEMY AND AS MY GUIDE, PROTECTOR AND COUNSELOR.
I CALL UPON AND ASK FOR THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO BE POURED OUT FOR PROTECTION UPON ME AND MY FAMILY. PLEASE HELP ME TODAY, TO WALK IN THE AUTHORITY AND WITH THE HEART AND MIND OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
IN JESUS’ PRECIOUS HOLY NAME, I PRAY,
AMEN AND AMEN.
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