Put On What Armor?

morning thoughts

Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

armorAnd a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders. 1 Sam 17:4-6
I was talking with someone the other day that kept telling me to “put on the armor”.
While I am fully aware of the Christian implications of that phrase, I am also aware that it is correct to say, “Put on the whole armor of God.” Eph 6:11
Any one can wear “an armor”!
An enemy of God and Israel named Goliath was clad in armor from head to toe and was of considerable size causing everyone that saw him to be fearful.
That didn’t stop a small shepherd boy from bringing him down without armor.
In fact, when he was fitted with King Saul’s own armor he said, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. 1 Sam 17:39
David would have found the king’s armor big, bulky, and clumsy for himself.
He went to battle with the armor God had given him, the faith to bring down a giant and cause an army to flee; “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Sam 17:45
All along David knew in his heart that Israel could defeat the heavily armored giant through the power of God.
Goliath wore an armor of lies and intimidation, a false power of victory.
David wore an armor of truth and righteousness in the power of God.
So don’t just put on any old armor today.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
Eph 6:11-17



3 thoughts on “Put On What Armor?

  1. every day of my life I have been tempted by the things of this world. Because of the whole armor of God I can put these in perspective. I can win the battle against my flesh by prayer and confessing Jesus as my Lord. I take authority over the evil that comes in many ways in the Name of Jesus. When first I became a born again Christian, I was told by several people to not worry about how to fight the devil. They said the less I knew about him, the better. I figured out that they are totally wrong! The more I know of his evil ways, the more effective I am against him in my own life. That only comes from studying God’s Word, which is part of “putting on the whole armor”
    Having a praying wife who also believes as I do is an immense help.
    Study the Word, prayer, keeping company with like believers, trust of God! All these are part of putting on the armor.


  2. The posted comment makes me think of how to live a fasted life. If the Lord isn’t calling me to do a fast it makes me sick. When it is His idea in my heart His power is there also. The armor of God does more than protect us from the darts of the enemy. It helps us discern good from evil. Thus helping to keep our minds and body clean from the enemies touch. Now isn’t that a fast?


  3. The Bible clearly tells us in Ephesians,– Ephesians 6:12 (King James Version)

    12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places

    . Without wearing the full armor of God, we cannot defeat satan and his army. we battle hm every day, not only in flesh but in spirit also. the bible also tells us not to associate with the wicked, fornicators, drunkerds, adulterers and any of the like, we just studied this in SS Sunday, we are tempted and tried, but in the end, we are overcomers, through the blood of Christ, I HAVE to wear the full armor everyday just to make it through, we are still human and have human tendencies, but through Christ all things are possible. And if you look, there is no armor in the back of the body, why? Christ has our back at all times, I praise God, He has my back, without HIm I could not make it, He is with my always and protects me, from the evilness of the world.


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