April 15, 2020
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)
In Ephesians 6:10 we are commanded to be endued with super special power in the Lord. The only place we receive this power is by staying in place, plugged in to our power source, the Lord. We cannot do life without Him. Remember the scripture in Matthew 19:26 where Jesus said: “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
Since He gives us super-power, He also saw that we needed a super-power suit. Ephesians 6:11-18 describes in detail each of the seven perfect pieces of the suit. Ephesian 6:11, names the “killer” outfit. It is called the WHOLE ARMOR of God. Don’t we all want to be “dressed to kill” by our favorite “man?” (I borrowed that phrase from one of my favorite authors, Rick Renner, who wrote, “Dressed to Kill.”) We are not asked if we want to wear the armor. We are told to PUT ON all seven pieces, the whole armor of God. Put on is the Greek word enduo. It means to sink into your clothes, be arrayed, or be clothed with. Our Supreme Authority, Issuer of His Power, has provided us with His best. Why wouldn’t we wear it?
How do we put on our power suit? Each morning when we get out of bed, we can figuratively and spiritually dress ourselves to kill by putting on each piece, like we do our physical clothes. This action is a good reminder of our power suit, but we actually have to get “dressed to kill” a little differently. God gives us the power and the armor. We have to stay in place with Him. We have to have to abide in Him. We have to “walk by faith not by sight in Him.” This is how we are dressed to kill. (I can’t wait to share tomorrow what walk by faith means to me.)
I enCOURAGE you to put on the whole armor of God! Get ready to slay the day. Do not forget one piece! He specially made your “killer power suit” just for you. Hold your head high and walk by faith in Him! It looks so good on you! You look marvelous!