How To Put On The Full Armor Of God

November 27th, 2013

Whether we want to believe it or not, we are under spiritual attacks every day of our lives.  The forces of the devil are always at play around us. The best line of defense against Satan’s attacks is to put on the full armor of God every day.

The gates of hell cannot prevail against me, my friends, or my family!

When you put on the full armor of God, you have the knowledge and the strength to rebuke the devil. Let’s take a look at how to pray on each piece of the armor of God.

The Belt of Truth

Around my waist I put the belt of truth. Father, I commit myself to Jesus as the foundation of my life today. With your strength Lord, I will resist the temptation to stand on any worldly foundation. Jesus, you alone are my foundation for any situation that will arise today. (John 14:6)

The Breastplate of Righteousness

On my heart I put the breastplate of righteousness. I can fight any battle today because of the righteousness of Jesus, not my own! Jesus I declare that you are my righteousness and that through the victory of the cross I can stand victorious against temptation, sin and the attacks of our enemy. (2 Corinthians 5:12)

The Shoes of Readiness and Peace

On my feet, I put the shows of the gospel. Father, prepare me by helping me know Jesus in a deeper way. Let your word become the guiding light for every step I take today and let the knowledge of the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection be my source of peace. (Romans 5:1)

The Shield of Faith

In my hand I take up the shield of faith. Father, by faith, connect me to the power of Jesus. My desire is to trust in you and your strength alone. protect me from the arrows of the enemy today as I rely on your power. Give me faith so I may go forward doing your will. (Hebrews 11:33-34)

The Helmet of Salvation

On my head, I receive the helmet of salvation. Jesus, you are my salvation. You are my deliverance. Deliver me from all sins and weaknesses – spiritual, physical, and emotional. Cover me with strength, peace and anointing and bring me to complete wholeness in you. (1 Thessalonians 5:8-9)

The Sword of The Spirit

In my hand I take up the sword of the Spirit, the powerful word of God. Jesus, you are the living version of God’s Word. May God’s Word give me wisdom to apply the Word to life’s situations and today’s troubles.(Hebrews 4:12)

Pray on the full armor of God every day of your life. First thing when you wake up, devote your day to God and pray on your protection. I promise your day will go smoother when you put God in control. Let’s take a look at Ephesians 6:10-18 which goes into more detail about the struggles we face on a daily basis.

 

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10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Final Thoughts

Remember, the struggles we face that appear to be from people can, and mostly likely do, have a deeper root to the issue. Demons love to play on existing issues and make them worse than they need to be. Resist the devil with God’s strength, not your own! I’d love to hear your comments on this topic. Please share them with us below.

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