The Whole Armor of God: Week 1
“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil… Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all 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 saints” (Ephesians 6:11-18 KJV)
The phrase “dress for success” was first coined by author John Malloy in the 1970s, and signifies tailoring one’s attire, grooming, and overall appearance toward…making a great first impression in a job interview. It highlighted that “if you want to be successful in your career, then dress like a successful person.”
How much more in the work of God should we, the Church, be dressed for success to please God and to gain territory and further advance His kingdom? (Colossians 1:10, Exodus 23:30) Even David, in the Old Testament, was dressed for success against Goliath. But he was not dressed in Saul’s fine battle armor or the attire of human ingenuity or ability, but he was shrouded or adorned with God’s divine covering and empowerment. And David killed Goliath in the name of the Lord! How much more is the Church, dressed for success as we go forth in the NAME of JESUS attired with God’s armor, to defeat the adversary! It is essential that we put on the whole armor of God daily, especially as we pray strategic prayers in God’s kingdom. Put on Christ, and as you abide in Him, and He in you, and you fight in prayer, you will obtain the victory! So confidently put on the whole armor of God!
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