The Armor of God.
By Pieter Kirstein
In the first part we looked at the restoration and the healing of God’s people through the ministry of Christ as the Word of truth and how important it is to allow the Spirit of God to work obedience and submission into our lives because we are at war and cannot afford to be led away captive as one of Satan’s prisoners. We are in a spiritual fight and we must heed the voice of God through radical obedience. We cannot play at being a Christian because Satan does not play at being the devil that always seek an opportunity to steal, kill and destroy.
Now let us allow the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God to take us deeper into understanding the whole armor of our heavenly arsenal.
Can we expect to fight in a war without knowing the weapons of our warfare?
Can we expect to walk in the victory and freedom of the Word of God Yeshua Jesus the risen Christ without engaging the battle through His wisdom and mighty power ?
2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)
5 Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having a readiness to punish all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
We looked at the first instruction given to us in Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Now no 2 in the next verses; 13 Therefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth.
The Belt of Truth.
We now know that if we are not fully clothed in the whole armor of God then we will not be able to stand strong in the Lord and in the power of His might for if we do not walk with a repentant attitude before the God of truth then we give Satan a foothold. Many Christians today are deceived by false grace and think that they can do whatever they want without radical respect and obedience to the consuming Fire of Israel.
The Lord declared the following through a word given to the late prophet Jim Hammerle –
“My Grace never overrules My Father’s holiness!
My blood covers any sin that you have confessed, repented of, and turned from, but all fleshly works, deception and hidden sin, will ignite as it approaches My Fathers holiness for He is a consuming fire.”
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleans us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
We are called to walk in truth before God and to allow ourselves to be conformed to the standard of the righteousness of God our Savior who himself is the WORD OF GOD.
Self righteousness is when we try to religiously perform in the deception of our fallen flesh to draw attention to ourselves without undergoing Spiritual regeneration and supernatural transformation to truly become like Jesus, a work which only Almighty God can accomplish in us.
We are commanded to walk in truth and how easily do many Christians still lie as if God is blind or deaf?
What do we call a person that lies?
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:
7 In which you also once walked, when you lived in them.
8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy talk out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.
Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
These are very serious warnings !
This is why it’s so important to fill our hearts and minds with the word of God by spending as much time as possible reading and studying the scriptures. The word of God exposes the condition of our hearts before the Lord and it’s important to stay in humility and repentance by constantly asking God to purify the flow that comes from our hearts.
Proverbs 4:23 ISV Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life.
IT’S THE TRUTH THAT SETS US FREE FROM THE DESTRUCTION AND DECEPTION OF THE ENEMY AND WE MUST ALLOW GOD TO RENEW OUR MINDS AND RESTRUCTURE AND RECREATE OUR THOUGHT LIFE.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1 Lord, who shall abide in Your tabernacle? who shall dwell in Your holy hill ?
2 He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.
Psa 86:11 Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth: unite my heart to fear Your name.
Every child of God are suppose to fall radically in love with the truth because His name is The Word of God the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you fail the test by the standard of His word then humble yourself in repentance before the Lord. Ask Him to draw you daily into His Presence by the power of His love. Ask Him to purify you according to Ezekiel 36:23 And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the middle of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, said the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them.
May our offspring give testimony before God like King Solomon in 1Ki 3:6 And Solomon said, You have showed to Your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before You in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; and You have kept for him this great kindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
Don’t be found on the battlefront without being clothed with the belt of truth soldier of Christ.