Today we are wrapping up the Armor of God blog series. I hope and pray that you have learned something new about our spiritual armor that God, Himself, gave to us.
As I was studying this part of Ephesians, my research led me to Isaiah 59:17-18.
“17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, so will he repay,
wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies;
to the coastlands he will render repayment.”
I love how the Bible intertwines itself, where one verse leads you to another verse, and so on! The prophet Isaiah is writing about judgment and redemption for Israel. The breastplate and salvation are on the Lord, Himself.
That same breastplate and helmet are the same ones used in the Armor of God.
Not some cheap imitation.
It’s the armor. God’s armor.
And He is taking it off and giving it to us to use in our battles.
What a profound image!
The Whole Armor of God
We end the Armor of God verses with these words in Ephesians 6:18: “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”
Two phrases stood out to me in that verse.
Praying at all times and keep alert.
Praying at All Times
Paul encourages us to pray at all times. Not just when the going gets tough, but in the good times also. Let’s make an effort to stay in consistent communication with the Lord.
Much like the Roman soldiers keeping alert for their enemy, we must also stay alert for our enemy. A simple temptation that we may deem to be harmless can often snowball into a full battle.
Thankfully, the Lord is always there, with arms wide open, waiting for us to seek forgiveness and His love.
If you are a new reader to my blog, I encourage you to read all the posts I have written that relates to prayer. Prayer is an essential part of my life, and it’s something that has helped me become not only closer to the Lord, but it also has made me bold in my faith.
A Prayer Request
This past Sunday evening, a group of high school girls gathered at my house to begin the “Armor of God” teen edition by Priscilla Shirer. Please pray for this group of teenagers as they dig into the Word and apply this study to their lives. Thank you!