If there is one topic I have got to where I hate to discuss it with anyone, it is the topic of the Armour of God. Everyone believes the lie that all they have to do is pray it on and they will be protected from the wicked one the rest of the day. The next morning, pray it again for the rest of your life. That’s a lie.
People will never learn what the Armour is until they learn who Jesus is or until they are ready to show Jesus they love Him. Either way will lead them into the Armour. The Armour of God is something we “put on.” Get that, action words that involves work on your part. Not prayer, we pray always and “put on” the Armour.
Love isn’t always easy. It takes work to show someone you love them. All Jesus asks us to do is to keep His words even as He kept His Father’s. Not hard is it? Can be, cause one would have to go see how Jesus kept His Father’s in order to understand how we are to “keep” His. That would be found in Deut. 6:8 and 11:18. He would have to bind them and wear them, so in turn, we would bind Jesus’ words and wear them in like manner. To “put on” His words. They go in a hat, or headband and a wristband, just like Jesus did with His Father’s words.
Then we dwell in His love as He dwelt in His Father’s. Don’t sound tough does it? Try it, it really isn’t as easy as you think. Because then you are letting His Spirit lead you instead of your flesh. Yes The Word in our heart guides us, but Jesus wants to lead. He said His words are Spirit and they are life. He goes before us in all we do.
And that is the beginning of the Armour. For you will begin to grow in The Word as you let Him lead and guide you.
Think of it like this. You’re in a car, you ask Jesus in, so He comes and takes the steering wheel. (your heart) But times begins to get tough, so Jesus tells you He need to guide you as well. Ok, so now He has both the steering wheel and He goes out front to clear the path for you. Or as He puts it: let Him fight this fight for you.
So now you have The Word in both your heart and upon your body. Letting The Spirit lead isn’t easy because your flesh simply doesn’t always want to do what the Spirit leads you into. So as I said, show Jesus you love Him and wear His words. Dwell in Spirit and in life. Like anything else He tells us to do, it is for you own sake as well as those you love.
Whether you choose to or not matters not to anyone other than yourself, and maybe those who you love. No one would even know except you and maybe those you live with. So your choice is between you and your Master? God? Father? Messiah? Friend? Whoever He is to you.
We really don’t need the churches as they are now, we need Jesus. So unless the churches want to print and bind The Word for those who can’t, they might find that their pews will continue to become vacant. People are leaving because they need more. The churches could help, but they already know everything and don’t want a lesson from laymen, beggars, lepers etc..
What better way to “spread” the Gospel?
May we all be found in His love, spirit and life. And if He tarries, may we be found in the whole armor of our Lord Jesus Christ.