Ephesians 6:17-20 – The Whole Armor: Helmet and Sword Pt. 2

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and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:17-20 ESV)

“It is written.” Those words were the swish of the spirit’s sword cutting through the air, as Jesus repelled temptation in Matthew chapter 4, assailing the assailant. The word of God is our great defender and powerful companion. God’s words are not like ours. His spoken words brought the universe into being. With his breath, he breathed life into our lungs and a soul into our bodies. His words are potent and eternally powerful. They accomplish all of his purposes (Isaiah 46:11).

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Ephesians 6:17-20 – The Whole Armor: Helmet and Sword Pt. 1

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and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:17-20 ESV)

When a fighter enters the ring, what is the most logical part of the body to swing for? The head. They go for headshots because that is where the most damage can be done in the shortest amount of time. Satan attacks us in the same fashion. He goes for our spiritual head; the assurance of our salvation. A helmet protects a soldier’s head in the line of battle, and salvation does the same for the believer. Our salvation was and is secured by Jesus’ shed blood as he stood in our place, making perfect and final atonement for all of our sins (John 19:30; Ephesians 1:7). The Devil…Continue reading devotion

Ephesians 6:16 – The Whole Armor: Faith

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; (Ephesians 6:16 ESV)

Righteousness is our breastplate, and guards our spiritual body and core, a most important protection to be sure. But a shield, like that of our faith, is useful and necessary for defense in every direction. We of the faith are attacked from all angles, and in all walks of life. We literally find ourselves amidst 360 degrees of battle-front. The Apostle Paul lamented this fact when he said that whenever he wants “to do right, evil lies close at hand” (Romans 7:21). So as temptation lurks, and is launched upon us unexpectedly, a deep rooted faith, connecting our head and our heart is crucial for holy living.

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