God always causes us to triumph in Christ. Old things are passed away and all things have become new. We are filled with the love of
God and the Spirit of Christ. Since this is true, why should we learn about the armor of God?
The answer to this question will unfold as we carefully study the scriptures that are set forth in Ephesians 6, the passage that describes
in detail the armor of God. This passage is not an isolated illustration of a soldier, but a summary of all of who we are in Christ and must
be understood in light of the conduct (walk) to which God calls every believer.
God’s plan of salvation is fulfilled in Christ and now everyone who believes on Christ has received an overwhelming victory in him.
Romans 8:37 NASB
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
This victory is won, but it needs to be appropriated into our lives on a day by day basis. In order to appropriate the victory, we need to
put on the whole armor of God. This is necessary for every believer to do, so it is critical for us to understand more about HOW we are to
fight in the battle.
We ARE at war and the warfare is spiritual!
Ephesians 6:10 KJV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.
“The power of his might” is a synopsis of all that God has made available to us in our Lord Jesus Christ. To put on the whole armor
of God is to be clothed with HIS power in practical application. Understanding the armor enables us to determine what we need to do
with what we have been given to be victorious in the struggle against the principalities and powers on high.
God has vast resources of might that we can put into operation in our lives. But his might does not work in me as I sit passively. His might
works in me only as I rely on it and step out to do my part. Which is my part and which is HIS? Now is the time to learn what God says
we should do and what he has already done in Christ.
I invite you to prayerfully consider the following pages to learn how to practically apply the armor of God to win victories not only for
yourself, but for your family and fellow believers in the body of Christ.