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a reminder from the bulletin board

Waking this morning… thoughts turn to the armor… God’s… and the need to put it on… reminded of a chain of note cards pinned to my bulletin board… thoughts and revelations… revolving around the armor… I thought I would share it with you…

Ephesians 6:11-12

11) Put on (verb) the full armor of God so that you can take your stand (verb) against the devil’s schemes.

[I have a role to play in the battle and responsibilities.
“put” on the full armor of God and to “stand”]
put – to place in a specified position or relationship
stand – to support oneself on the feet in an erect position; to take up or maintain a specified position or posture
armor of God – Ephesians 6:14-18
  • belt of truth – surround yourself with truth
  • breastplate of righteousness – cover your heart (mind, will, emotion) with righteousness of Jesus
  • feet fitted with readiness from the gospel of peace – stand firm on the gospel, it is your foundation of peace and readiness
  • shield of faith – lead with your faith, grow your faith by exercising it; extinguishes lies
  • helmet of salvation – fill your mind with the message of deliverance and freedom found in Christ.
  • sword of the Spirit = the Word of God – know it and wield it with the guidance of the Holy Spirit
  • pray in the Spirit – stay connected with God through prayer.
put it on, keep it on, maintain it and stand firm
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.
[Do not get distracted — remember who the enemy is —
do not be deceived.]
Thoughts from months ago… reminders… waiting to be noticed…
Hope-fully… help-full… to you…

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