For the final in the Armor of God series I want to look at a part of the armor we (including myself) have overlooked: Prayer.
Have you ever wondered why the Bible is shown as a sword? It’s been a journey (a writing journey that is) to find out, and I’m really excited to share it with you.
It’s time to dive back into the Armor of God! Today I want to take a look at the Helmet of Salvation. Since I’ve already talked about salvation in a previous post, for this I’m going to look at it in the context of the Armor.
First we need to remember that the Armor isn’t for the unbeliever. The Armor is for those who have already received their salvation. It protects believers in the battle against the enemy, and the enemy’s biggest weapon? His lies.
The Shield of Faith is a pretty straight forward part of the armor, isn’t it? Your faith protects you from the attacks of the enemy. But the question to ask is, faith in what? Believe it or not, some Christians have faith in the wrong thing.
There are three types of faith I’ve seen Christians have: faith in their religion, faith in their faith, and faith in Jesus.
The next part of the Armor of God I’m going to look at is the shoes of the preparation of the Gospel of peace. So what does it mean to have your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace? First, I want you to look at that word: Preparation.
The next part of the armor of God I’ll look at is the Belt of Truth. Alright, what is the Belt of Truth? The belt obviously keeps everything in tact, and keeps everything from falling. We all know how embarrassing that is! But I think we should ask, how much of what we’re hearing is the truth?
I’m especially excited today as I begin a new series. This time I’m going to be looking at the Armor of God. As with the Lord’s Prayer, I’ll be looking at each section at a time and taking you through what they mean to me.