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Use these 6 weapons of the Armor of God to be a powerful Warrior Woman

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Armor of God with explanation of each

Maybe you have read the Bible verses in Ephesians 6:10-18 about putting on the armor of God.  But what does that really mean?  Each piece actually represents an action or attitude based on how the enemy attacks us.

The Apostle Paul teaches us to put on the armor of God while in a Roman prison around AD 62 These words still hold meaning for us today.  

Paul is proof that God can and will save anyone.  He is also proof that God can use anyone.  God used Paul to convey His words to us in a very real way.

Paul talks about the “armor” of God because this is something the people of his day could relate to.  They were used to seeing Roman soldiers and guards wearing armor so this made sense to them.

 I love the image myself and it is a good reminder that we are in battle against satan every day.  We need to be prepared!

Let’s look at each piece of the armor of God and figure out what it means and how we can use it today.  After all AD 60-62 was a very long time ago!  

The Helmet of Salvation

Helmet of salvation

The helmet is the assurance of salvation.  So many times satan will try to attack our minds. That makes this piece of armor one we should never forget.  He will try to make christians question their salvation. When we are unsure of our salvation then we are not witnessing and sharing the good news of the gospel.

The Breastplate of Righteousness

Breastplate of Righteousness

Sin opens the door for satan to attack us and work in our lives.  So that makes this piece of armor very important. It protects our hearts. When we are living righteous lives we are protected from falling into sin. We will still make mistakes but we are aware of that, repent and turn from those wrong actions.

The Belt of Truth

Belt of truth armor of God

In Roman times the belt was probably the most important piece of armor.  It held everything together.  Just like the truth of God’s word holds our lives together.

If we do not know what the Bible says then it is easy for satan to attack our minds and confuse us about what is really right and wrong.

Feet shod in the preparation of the Gospel of Peace

shoes of the armor of God

Just as a Roman soldier would not go into battle without his shoes, we can’t be effective in our spiritual battle without the armor of our shoes either.  

Shoes allow us to walk without fear because we have protection.  The Bible gives us peace.  Perfect peace casts out fear.  When we have peace we are more willing and able to share the truth of salvation.

The Sword of the Spirit

sword of the Spirit

Charles Spurgeon once said “To be a Christian is to be a warrior.”  No warrior would go into battle without the armor of his sword.  

The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God, or the Bible.  In Hebrews 4:12 the Bible says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

God’s word is alive and is a mighty weapon when satan tries to attack!  Use the armor of God’s word to speak against satan when he tries to attack you and he has no other choice but to leave.  He can’t argue with what God says is true.

The Shield of Faith

shield of faith with a sword of the armor of God

A shield guards someone from an oncoming attack.  Ephesians 6:16 even says to “use the Shield of Faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”

 These “darts” can represent all of the lies the enemy, satan, tries to shoot at us.  The lie that we are not loved, we are not enough, we will never be accepted, we cannot be forgiven, or we are bad.  We are to use the Shield of Faith to deflect these lies satan tries to knock us down with.

As we can see from this passage God has given us  armor that we, as Christians, are to use in our spiritual battles.  

Importance of using God’s Armor

Some fight harder than others.  I can tell you right now, if you are saved but not trying to live a righteous life then satan is not going worry about you.  Why should he?

However, if you love God with all your heart and you are trying to live according to His word and serve Him with your life, then you better be ready because satan is after you.  

Satan will use every weapon he can to shut you up.  The enemy will study you and your life. He will look for a weakness where he can attack.  This is why using God’s armor is so important.

We must “be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power” Ephesians 6:10 (ASV).

Do not give the enemy room to just move in and take over.  We must be prepared because the Bible says “Be sober, be watchful; Your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour..” 1Peter 5:8 (ASV)

Be a warrior woman for your faith, your husband, your children and your home.  Stand firm, dig your heals in and fight satan with everything you have.  God has given you all you need to be victorious so use the weapons you have been given!

Remind satan who you are in Christ.  You are a daughter of the King!  You may not feel strong but you belong to the One who is.  

I challenge you today to put your armor on and be the warrior woman God made you to be!

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  1. We were talking about the Armor of God in Bible Boot Camp this summer and I was able to take it further. They knew what each of the pieces of armor were and what they were used for. So I told them… When you’re getting ready for school in the morning, think about putting this armor on. Your shirt is the breastplate or righteousness, your pants are the belt of truth, your shoes are the shoes of peace, your shield is your backpack, and a hat or headband is the helmet of salvation. I told them to think about what each of those clothing items represent when they get dressed. I wanted them to ask about the sword and they did. I told them, “don’t be afraid to actually bring the sword of the spirit in your backpack. It is okay to bring the Bible with you to school.” Some of them were happy to exclaim that they already do!

    What was even better is that we were talking about this but didn’t do it myself in the morning. I now have ever since we had that conversation.

  2. This is absolutely fantastic! The visuals make the versus tangible and the kids using this before school is perfect! Thank you for this!

  3. I appreciated how you described each piece of spiritual armour and how they protect us in the spiritual battle. A great reminder that we are warriors and need to be prepared at all times for the ways the enemy tries to attack us. Oftentimes, we can become complacent and forget to protect ourselves and end up become victims of spiritual warfare. Visualizing putting on each piece every morning, would be a fantastic way to enter the day!

  4. I love reading about the armor of God, I feel Christians forget too often that our battle is not with flesh and blood. This is great Karen!

  5. Thank you, Karen, for breaking down the armour that God gives us as we go to battle every day against the enemy. We have some pretty powerful tools. And I, for one, am so very thankful for our wonderful Savior and just knowing that He will succeed is a glorious thought.

  6. Thank you! I have been gay Christian most of my life! I was married to my wife for over 10 years when God revealed that this is not how He designed marriage. In fact for the past 5 years, as He has transformed me, the life I was living, the love that I was sharing, the truth that I was believing has all been counterfeit. God has been renewing my mind, my heart and my soul with the truth! When I read this today, God reveal the fear factor to me! When He revealed to me the homosexuality is a sin, I remember thinking yes Lord, thank you! That’s it, we got it! LoL, only now do I know that I was way off, that revalation wasn’t the end it was just the beginning. Fear has been the biggest and hardest thing for me! But when you broke it down that Perfect Piece casts out all fear, oh my Word, oh my heart! This right here! God has been refining my peace, showing me how to use the Armor to defeat the attack and then the blessing and strength increases for the next one. Thank you! There is so much more to my testimony, but for now I will continue to conquer each day with the Armor of God!

    1. Praise God for His grace, mercy, love and patience. God’s love comes to us and He is always waiting with open arms for us to come to Him! I’m am praying for you that God will continue to transform your mind and heart to live for Him and that His Holy Spirit will fill you with His peace that passes all understanding!

  7. Thank you for helping me realize the power of wearing daily the armour of God and how much protection it provides each and every day. The effectiveness is felt immediately.

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