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.
The armor of God!
I’m not the only believer infatuated by this verse and the ones to come.
The explanation of the armor follows this important declaration.
First, if we are to put on armor, then we are preparing for battle.
Is this battle against the Russians or the Chinese?
Is it against the Iranian’s or Iraqis?
Perhaps we are preparing to battle Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, Communists, or some movement.
None of the above.
People are not the enemy but are influenced by an enemy.
The fight is not against people.
It is a spiritual battle that has raged since the beginning of the human race; a spiritual wickedness from the heavens.
There is one adversary and enemy of God; one that desires above all to dethrone God and sit in His stead.
That adversary is the devil, Satan, the great dragon, and that serpent of old. (Rev 12:9)
He tempts to influence you to sin against God and does a good job at getting you to do that.
Sin is the father of any ideology, political movement, social standing, or government that is godless in nature.
Satan has captured mankind through sin.
Christ came to set the captive free, therefore, those things that oppress, enslave, and dominate people are against freedom and antichrist.
I need to make is clear that spiritual freedom is not achieved politically but political freedom is achieved when the authors of it have spiritual freedom in Christ.
Next time we’ll get into the Armor of God!