Page 7

How many sermons have you heard about the armor of the Lord? “Take the sword of the spirit! Put on your breastplate of righteousness! Brothers and sisters, the shield of faith can quench all the fiery darts of the devil!” If you have been saved for a while, you’ve probably heard a sermon along these lines. Yet, for all these sermons, we sure seem to be getting beat up by the devil. There has been a grave misunderstanding regarding the armor of the Lord, and I think it’s time we set things straight. There are too many people going through the motions of putting the armor on and getting no results. We must have results! When I was a young man, I too heard a sermon preaching the benefits of wearing the armor of the Lord. During the teaching, my spirit perked up and my eyes got big. Just the thought of this armor acting as a force field against the powers of darkness and the devil excited me greatly. The preacher intricately explained all the functions of each piece of the armor of the Lord. He went on to say how critical it is that we have this armor on at all times. This all sounded great to me. Then he went on to explain how to put on this armor. My eyes got really big. The preacher said, “Each morning as you get out of bed, put on the armor of the Lord! Literally, act as though you have something in your hands and put on the girdle of truth. Now stand up straight and go through the motions of putting on the breastplate of righteousness. And when you put it on, say what you’re putting on. Now make the motions of putting on the shoes of the gospel of peace.” So on and so forth until you’re fully clothed with the armor. Desperately wanting the benefits of this force field, I diligently put on the armor every morning without fail. That is until I started noticing that the armor wasn’t working like I thought it would. I did not win any more victories than I had before.

Chaim October 2011  

CHAIM shows you how to hear God, get organized, get fit, help your children learn, and GET RESULTS! Come find out how God loves you in a da...

Chaim October 2011  

CHAIM shows you how to hear God, get organized, get fit, help your children learn, and GET RESULTS! Come find out how God loves you in a da...

Advertisement