on the Whole Armor of God
on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of
the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6:11, 12
It is not safe for us, when going into
battle, to cast away our weapons. It is then that we need to be equipped with
the whole armor of God. Every piece is essential.
While Satan is constantly seeking to
blind their minds to the fact, let Christians never forget that they
"wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against wicked
spirits in high places." The inspired warning is sounding down
the centuries to our time: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
. . .
From the days of Adam to our own time our
great enemy has been exercising his power to oppress and destroy. He is now
preparing for his last campaign against the church. All who seek to follow
Jesus will be brought into conflict with this relentless foe. The more nearly
the Christian imitates the divine Pattern, the more surely will he make himself
a mark for the attacks of Satan.
We must have on the whole armor of God,
and be ready at any moment for a conflict with the powers of darkness. When
temptations and trials rush in upon us, let us go to God, and agonize with Him
in prayer. He will not turn us away empty, but will give us grace and strength
to overcome, and to break the power of the enemy. Oh, that all could see these
things in their true light, and endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus! Then
would Israel move forward, strong in God, and in the power of His might.
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