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Armor Of God Paul

The armor of God that the Apostle Paul describes in Ephesians Chapter 6, what should it look like and how should we wear it? Ephesians 6:11 says: Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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Willa, "When they would advance they joined together their shields to make a wall protecting them from the arrows shot at them. This I think is also what is being presented. There are those who are weak and those who are strong, but if we join with one another the strong build up the weak and the weak become strong, but only when we are of one mind, joined together as one body." Some really good info here. Individually we have our battles, but I know the prayers of others help gird us up
---Christina on 7/2/11


One thing is for sure. If you lack one part it makes you vulnerable and weakens your ability to stand and fight. Something else I think worth considering is where Pauls analogy comes from(Roman soldiers) and how they fought in battle. When they would advance they joined together their shields to make a wall protecting them from the arrows shot at them. This I think is also what is being presented. There are those who are weak and those who are strong, but if we join with one another the strong build up the weak and the weak become strong, but only when we are of one mind, joined together as one body.
---willa5568 on 7/2/11


Thank you Josef. Same
---Christina on 6/30/11


Thank you for the blessing Christina. Right back at you:o)
All praises due the Father. I am pleased that you are here sharing again, missed you when you were away.
---Josef on 6/30/11


Josef, I always enjoy your posts, and glean much from them, so I thank you, and thank God for you and all here that are His faithful ones, who have given much. You have shown yourself to be, one who (in your own words): "is prepared and ready at all times to share the gospel of peace, found only in Christ Jesus, with anyone caught up in the turbulence and uncertainties of life." I have had been in the midst of such turbulence and uncertainties, and been encouraged and strengthened by the Truth in your posts.
---Christina on 6/26/11




Thank you Christina. And thank you for clarifying "confident humility". You have defined that term exactly as I intened it. Without that clarification you are absolutely correct, one might come to the conclusion that I meant it was something to "be mustered on our own." It can not be. It is a aspect of that which is produced of the gift of Father's Holy Spirit, just as all aspects of the armor are His gifts. Believe me Christina, the thought is mutual:o)
---Josef on 6/25/11


aka, thank you for sharing that. I had previously heard that shields were soaked in water to extinguish fiery darts.I also Like the reference to "got your back", interesting to note that soldiers would work/defend together. Earlier you posted defensive list, armor we put on) and offensive, being supplied by God. I appreciate your insights, as I have a lot to learn.
---Christina on 6/25/11


christina, there are six defensive weapons in verses 13-17... the number of man. without the seventh, supplication from God, we become defenseless (even if we do not realize it.)

i do not think you were here when i posted this before. soldiers used to soak there leather-bound shields in water which would extinguish fiery darts shot by their enemy. also, the defensive weapons protected the front of the body and not the back. thus, soldiers would fight in close quarters to protect each others back. this where 'got your back' comes from.

our need for God and having each others back gives witness to the two Great Commandments.
---aka on 6/25/11


Agree Josef. I'm thinking that one should not waver, (though admittedly I have done so myself so I have reaped consequences). That confidence cannot be mustered on our own, but is rather the assurance we receive from God Himself, and is a result of our humility before Him, otherwise, one might think that humility and confidence are in opposition to one another. Good to see you here, God bless you
---Christina on 6/25/11


"What should it look like?
The armor is spiritual. One wearing it should look like one who is confident of ones salvation through the finished work of Jesus,
and the righteousness attributed though faith in the truth of His Word. One who is prepared and ready at all times to share the gospel of peace, found only in Christ Jesus, with anyone caught up in the turbulence and uncertainties of life. A peace given not as the world gives based on the perceptions of the senses, but rather a peace that stems from a confident assurance that that which He has promised, He is both willing and able to perform it as the believer yields to His empowerment and principles for life. "How should we wear it? " In confident humility.
---Josef on 6/25/11




donna5535,

i am aware of the breastpiece. you said armour.

if you have some divine revelation, share it with us. that is what we do for each other. that is why God reveals it to one. it is for all.

personally, as far as i have read, it seems it has more to do with sacrifice and the messiah than soldiering.
---aka on 6/24/11


"And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim."

Right before this chapter (I forget which chapter in Leviticus I just saw this) but right before this verse, he describes what the Breastplate should look like.

aka, it's in Leviticus and if you can, try to read up on it, it's fascinating to see how the breastplate was put together in Leviticus.
---Donna5535 on 6/24/11


Donna5535, where doe it mention armour in Leviticus?
---aka on 6/23/11


Leslie ... The Word has more than one meaning.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God ... and the Word (i.e. God) was made flesh.

The "Word" also means the Bible ... i.e., the words of God.

No where in the Bible is any claim made that the Holy writings of the Jews, or the later writings of the Gospellers and the Apostles were God. Those writings are the "Word of God", not God
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/23/11


Leslie, then why is it called the armour in Leviticus? Please help me understand this...thank you.
---Donna5535 on 6/23/11


Donna - What is discribed in Lev. is different from Eph., because what is discribed in Lev. is the garments that the Priests wore, not the armor of God discribed in Eph.
---Leslie on 6/23/11


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I found the armour of God described in Leviticus. Does it match what's in Ephesians? I would LOVE to have someone try and make the armour as described in Leviticus, but I don't have sapphires, diamonds, etc., (jewels) to put on it as described in Leviticus.
---Donna5535 on 6/23/11


My understanding is to memorize all of the Armour Pieces (Ephesians 6: 14-17) and you recite them and what they do each day. Familiarize yourself with each Piece and know what each one represents and does. Making yourself aware each day, the Strength and Salvation Accessories you have to do whatever Spiritual Battles you go through during the day. It takes more time for others than for some. It's not like a special "incantation" or anything, it's not like a rote prayer. It's keeping in your mind, and spirit, each day, what you have in the Spirit.
---Gordon on 6/23/11


\\The Belt of Truth = Logos (Written Word of God or the Bible) also Jesus Christ who is the Word made flesh, \\

logos - something said (including the thought), by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive, by extension a computation, specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ)

logic - words do not drive the Word. the Word drives the words.

the Word is the spoken Word of God from the thoughts of God. The Word precedes the Bible. The words of the Bible is Spirit breathed from the Word that already existed.
---aka on 6/22/11


Cluny - Are you calling God a liar? You are because in John 1:1 says that Jesus IS the WORD made flesh.
---Leslie on 6/22/11


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Eph 6:13 whole armour of God

defensive-
Eph 6:14 truth and righteousness
Eph 6:15 gospel of peace,
Eph 6:16 faith
Eph 6:17 salvation and word of God

offensive-
Eph 6:18 God's supplies
---aka on 6/22/11


\\The Belt of Truth = Logos (Written Word of God or the Bible) also Jesus Christ who is the Word made flesh, \\

Apparently, you think this means that Jesus is the BIBLE made flesh.

Try again.

Glory to Jesus Christ.
---Cluny on 6/21/11


The Belt of Truth = Logos (Written Word of God or the Bible) also Jesus Christ who is the Word made flesh, The Sword of the Spirit = Rhema (spoken, revelation Word of God or Prophetic utterance), The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace = speaking the truth in love or sharing the Gospel message with the world, The Breastplate of Righteousness = Christ's righteousness imputed to us, Shield of Faith = trusting and obeying God, The Helmet of Salvation = knowing in your mind that you are saved, renewing your mind daily, and having the mind of Christ, Knee Pads of Prayer = Pray always
---Leslie on 6/21/11


This "wearing" of God's armor exposes the character of a Christian. Christian should be so identifiable with the armor of God as to be never mistaken for being ungodly in our behavior.
---mima on 6/21/11


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The reference is metaphorical, basically be prepared for battles with Satin, armor was warn for defensive protection in the ancient world. We use personal body armor to some extent in the modern world but the better defense is knowing the enemy tactics, how he thinks and reasons.
Assess your personal strong points and vulnerabilities. Try to reduce your vulnerabilities and train yourself in knowledge of satins tactics so you know what they are and the offensive strategies to counter them. God the father gave you everything you need to counter and defeat Satin through prayer and understanding of scripture simply apply them diligently engage and give no quarter.
---Blogger9211 on 6/21/11


This is the kind of extended metaphor called a "conceit". It's not supposed to be actually concretized and seen with one's physical eyes.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/21/11


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