"Finally be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power...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."
(Ephesians 6:1, 13).
Yep. The Armor of God is an all-powerful spiritual outfit specifically designed to protect the wearer in daily battles. "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:3-4).
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God,
So what do we do? We've got to grow up (that's where the big girl panties come in) and "put away childish things" (1 Corinthians 12:11) such as always looking to be entertained; inside our church buildings and outside our church buildings!
We've got to make a decision. Will we spend unending hours viewing social media and reality TV shows; unknowingly adopting worldly attitudes and lifestyles because we've become consumed with that stuff?
Or will we be the nurturing handmaidens of the Lord Jesus Christ and become His passionate servants and mighty prayer warriors? Will we put on that Armor Wear and shine the light of Christ as we regularly gather to worship God, study His Word, encourage each other, and pray together?
We can start right now by humbling ourselves, and praying in accordance with 2 Chronicles 7:14. God promises to "heal our land" if we will pray that way. Daily. Fervently. Corporately. Privately. And pray with faith, "The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).
This spiritual war is heating up but we are the ones with HOPE. Yep. A Christian should always have hope because Jesus Christ rules over and controls all things. Jesus said, "...I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
Yes! Yes! Yes! And Amen!
He told His disciples, "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:18-20).
There we have it! The voice of our Beloved Commanding Officer, Jesus, said, "Go!"
So let's suit up -- commando or not cuz we ain't got time for dat -- and "go" together, Sisters...let's do this.
For HIS glory,