Put on the Whole Armour of God
We are living in tumultuous times:
Economic turmoil fueled by inflation, energy shortages, and government policies.
Partisan politics divide our country with segments seeking to undermine our history, the Constitution, and our foundational traditions.
Christian persecution by law enforcement
The sanctity and primacy of our family is threatened to be replaced by education elites, and progressive advocates with a transgender agenda.
International tensions on the rise with Russia and China.
A porous southern border with untold millions entering our country illegally.
Crime and homelessness overwhelming our cities, which have begun to resemble third-world countries.
During this election season we turn to this or that candidate who claims to have a solution. It can be a confusing time to vote as even those politicians who have been part of the problem for decades, now promise or advocate for cleaning up Washington. I look at this as the height of hypocrisy.
In the midst of all this, I want us to remember that Christ is our savior and protector. The enemy is not the opposing party or the leftists, or the progressives. I was reminded of this one morning as I was reading Ephesians 6: 12. The real enemy is spelled out here by Paul. Ephesians 6:12 in the King James Version reads:
“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.”
Praise be to God for he has provided us with all the protection and power we need. Paul, in Ephesians 6: 13-18 spells it out for us. Ephesians 6:13-18 KJV reads:
“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.
Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench al the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
As I have read and reread these passages I have noticed there is no armour on our backs. As Christians, we do not run away from the battle. We move forward and stand strong with the confidence of Christ’s love for us.