Thursday, September 25, 2008

Armour

We had a great Bible Study last night. My honey gave it and he is so good abour bringing things out!

Ephesians, chapter 6 KJV

"11": Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

"12": For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

"13": Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

"14": Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

"15": And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

"16": Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

"17": And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

"18": Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

II Corinthians Chapter 6 KJV

7": By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left

Romans Chapter 13,KJV

11": And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

"12": The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

"13": Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.


From reading these verses, it appears to me that if we put that armour on, we are to walk forwards. I don't think we better turn around, turn our back on God. Because it doesn't say anything about our backside being covered. You can defend with a sword and a shield - from the front and to either side, even overhead. But not behind you. So if you turn tail and run from the enemy, he can smote you from behind. God has given us that armour - so put it on! Walk forwards, be courageous.

I would like to encourage each and everyone who reads this blog. No matter what your task is, what your issue is, God can handle it. We are talking about the author and creator here, who hung the stars in the heavens, measured the waters of the earth in the hollow of his hand - and you think he can't help you? Don't tell God how big your storm is - he already knows - tell that storm how big your God is and watch it run!

May God richly bless everyone today!

7 comments:

Country Lady said...

You are so right, we have to always be looking forward and focusing on God. Sometimes I'm guilty of forgetting that He has armed us with what we need to serve Him. Thanks for the great devotion.

marlene said...

I love this post. :) Forward...the only way to go! blessings, marlene

Susan said...

What a fabulous insight, Raquel! I practically know these verses by heart, but I never really thought about it in this way. This truely is an encouragement. Thanks so much for this!

Marie said...

I just love the last line Raquel!! Wonderful post. Aren't you so happy that you are going to be able to share your life with someone who is your spiritual equal??? I am so happy for you! It makes me smile. :-)

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Hi Raquel,
I sure enjoy reading all your posts and those wonderful recipes! I have a blog award for you on mine if you would like it. :0)

Jody

Linda said...

Well said my friend! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

I dont know how I missed this Rachael. Beautifully done!