Ephesians 6:10-11 ” Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

Much has been written about this Chapter and the armor of God…going into great detail about each piece of equipment. But let’s look at how Paul speaks of the armor of God in these verses. We are to clothe ourselves with Christ, or as Paul wrote in Romans 13:12, “Put on the armor of light.” For when we take on His strength, dominion, and power we become invincible. But the second part here is the most important, for it says, “so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Now taking a stand means not doing things in our own strength, but of waiting on the Lord and allowing Him to work on our behalf. Or as it tells us in Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” But this is where we usually get into trouble, for we egotistically think we can fight our own battles, but as it tells us in the next verse, these battles aren’t with flesh and blood, but with the powers of darkness and spiritual forces of evil. So our strength can only come from putting on Jesus as our armor, standing firm in His truth, and waiting on Him. For the battle is truly the Lord’s.

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