Steps on Putting on The Whole Armor of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God. That ye maybe able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in the high places.
Wherefore, take unto you the Whole Armor of God, that ye maybe able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. and your feet shod with 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. and for me, that utterance that maybe given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel. for which I am an ambassador in bods; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
What is the Armor of God?
We all know an armor is a brass plate covering the front and back of ones body. The Whole armor includes the helmet, brass plate, shield, feet shod, and sword. It is used to protect a person (warrior) during battle. Where as the Armor of God is protection in the same way but more in the spiritual world of our lives with the inclusion of prayer.
To put the armor on, we would need to put it on in order so that each piece will be connected the way it should be. There is no short cuts.
In Ephesians 6: 10-20 clearly states why we need God’s armor. His armor is of spiritual shield that protects us from all hurt, harm, and danger. We will need to be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Wiles meaning “devious or cunning strategems employed in manipulating or persuading someone to do what one wants”.
There are several parts to the Armor of God. These parts are crucial in protecting a person against the enemy (the devil) in the spiritual world.
First the Girt; it is a horizontal structural member in a framed wall that provides lateral support to the wall panel to resist wind loads. A girt braces and stabilizes a structure and provides framework for other components. In the same way, your loins need to be wrapped in Truth. Truth here is the word of God. In order to be stable in the spirit, we will need to learn and read God’s word daily.