You may not realize it, but you are in a fight for your life.
Many people in our modern society are oblivious to the spirit realm. However, there is constant spiritual warfare occurring all around us. More importantly, the battles are for our very souls...our eternal destination...God's army vs. Satan's army.
But we have a part to play is this war as well. Do not be ignorant, thinking you are exempt.
You must choose a side.
So how do we prepare ourselves? The Holy Bible gives us instructions.
It is not enough to workout to strengthen your body through physical fitness, but then neglect your spiritual fitness.
"For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come."
~1 Timothy 4:8 (NKJV)
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
~2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV)
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
~Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)
The Bible tells us that we can put on spiritual armor that God Himself has provided for us.
Ephesians 6:10-13 (NKJV) states:
"10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
In other words...Armor Up!
We will look at and discuss each piece of God's spiritual armor.
To be continued...