Written by Carrie LeBlanc
Researched on The 7 – Day Prayer Warrior Experience by Stormie Omartian
April 6, 2015
The armor is used to fight the enemy, win the battle, survive, and return safely. Every piece of equipment must be made of the best quality. It must be in perfect working condition. This will need to be carried with you at all times. You can’t go into battle safely or effectively without it. Everything you take with you is supposed to provide for your every need. We will need to do the same in our spiritual lives. We’re a moving target for the enemy without the armor God gives us. God doesn’t want us carrying anything unnecessary because it will limit and stop us from what He wants us to do. There’s no way we should go into battle unless we’re prepared to win.
What we finish in the spirit realm is just as important as the trained military fighting in battle. We must know how to use our weapons before using them. Before going into battle with the enemy, we must put on the armor God has given us to keep ourselves strong and defeat the enemy.
Paul, the apostle said, “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). He didn’t say if you are smart, or if you feel like it take it up. God straight out said to take up the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:13). We as Christians all need to do this. God commanded it, not asked it.
We need to literally stand in front of, and stop the forces and plans Satan is going to use against us. It means we need to be the ones standing after battle; and be prepared for the next one that’s coming. If we don’t do anything until he comes and attacks us we are going to lose. There’s no way to be prepared when you’re already being attacked.
“We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness for this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Why does Jesus give us these spiritual weapons?
Because we need it to stand against evil. We aren’t fighting against people. We are fighting the enemy’s spiritual power.
These evil forces have a level of authority to attack. We are supposed to close the doors to the enemy’s power on the earth and open the doors for God’s power to intervene. We need to put on the armor of God every day. The enemy is constantly going to attack to try to break us down.
In order to put on the armor of God; we need to know what that armor is. Paul told us how to identify and battle the enemy’s forces. We need to;
*Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth
* having put on the breastplate of righteousness
* and having shod your feet with the preparation of peace
*above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one
*And take the helmet of salvation
*and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
* praying always with prayer and supplication in this Spirit
* being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints (Ephesians 6:14-18).
All we have to do is show up and pray.
Jesus specifically taught us to pray. “Deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13). Paul said to, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). The enemy is defeated, but he is still waging the war.
When you get up every day, put on your protective armor. Take possession of your day and leave it to the Lord. Don’t give the enemy a chance to ruin your day. You also need the armor to stop the enemy from going after others also.
Help me to put on the full armor You have provided so that I can “stand against the wiles of the devil” everyday.
In Jesus name
(Used Stormie Omartian’s prayer)