Friday, November 20, 2015

Truth and Righteousness

“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-11, 13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

A few weeks ago we started talking about the Armor of God.  I told you in  Preparing For Battle that it was more then just something you imagined yourself putting on. Each piece of the armor is a vital truth from God. If we walk in the truth each piece of armor contains then we can know complete and total victory. 

   For instance, we learned in  The Belt of Truth; Mind Games that knowing truth is crucial (Belt of Truth). We can be deceived in many areas and not even know it. If we can walk in  truth then Satan has less opportunity to win. 
    Then we learned about the The Breastplate of Righteousness . As followers of Christ, we have been made right in God's eyes (Righteousness). We learned in Breastplate of Righteousness; It's a Gift to walk in the truth that no matter what we will always be acceptable in God's eyes even when we mess up. This is one of the areas that Satan wants to keep us deceived in the most. If we don't know where we stand with God we will run from him not to him when times get tough. If we do run away from God, then Satan can win.

    As we have learned so far each piece of the Armor of God is important. When we walk in the truth about each piece we can walk in complete and total victory. 

After the first of the year we will continue this study of looking into the pieces of the armor.  

Be Blessed,

p.s. Since the holiday season is upon us I'm going to take a break from teaching. Until then I will continue posting scripture in honor of the holidays.