Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. -Eph. 6:10
Just as we wouldn’t attend a wedding without the ‘wedding garment’ or wedding attire, neither should we do battle without battle attire. In the Spirit, it is critical and crucial that we come fully dressed for battle because only then can we stand against the tricks, schemes and strategies of the enemy. No soldier in his right mind would intentionally go out to battle without full battle fatigue and weaponry. Without the full armour of God, we are lured, enticed, manipulated, persuaded, and beguiled by the cunning trickery of the devil. And with no offensive weapon, we are defeated! Because our enemy is constantly on the prowl, the Word cautions us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (I Peter 5:8).” Because we’re in a war, we are to lay aside the usual foolishness and be on the alert, watchful, subdued in tone, yet keenly aware of our surroundings so as not to become easy prey for the enemy. Rise up, army of God, put on your holy armor and fight the good fight of faith. Don’t let the enemy trip you up. Get in your Word, spend time in prayer and in the company of like-minded believers. It’s time to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Eph. 6). Take care & be blessed.