The Full Armor of God: The Sword of the Spirit

I have found over the years that having the right tool for the job makes a real difference!! After youthful years of dismantling electronics with nothing more than a butter knife and a pair of pliers I have managed to accumulate a number of the proper tools to do various things Both the Roman centurion and the Christian have been given the right tools for their respective jobs, the sword…

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The Full Armor of God: The Shield of Faith

I like to be prepared. I like to anticipate the obstacles that I might face when trying to do something or going somewhere so that I am ready for anything that might come up. I like to create a shield for myself so that I am ready for both the expected and then unexpected. Paul equates the Roman Centurion’s shield with our faith, a very revealing analogy…

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The Full Armor of God: The Breastplate of Righteousness

To be righteous is to act in an upright, moral way or to be virtuous. Paul attributes these characteristics with the breastplate in the full armor of God. This is very interesting because righteousness is a quality that is only observable through the actions of someone yet the breastplate was very front and center and very important to the Roman soldier.

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The Full Armor of God: The Belt of Truth

This morning while I was getting ready for work I went downstairs and had forgotten my belt. I called up to my wife to ask her if she could bring it down for me. In reply she stated that the pants I am wearing fit and I don’t really need a belt and the shirt I am wearing doesn’t get tucked in. My response: “But I wear a belt with EVERYTHING!” I am never without a belt…

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The Full Armor of God: Why do we Wear it?

I am sure that most Christians have heard about the full armor of God. In Ephesians 6 Paul details the pieces of armor that the saints are to wear so that they are fully equipped to fight in the spiritual battle that is constantly ongoing. Let’s take a look at why Paul says we should wear this armor.

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