The Call to Spiritual Warfare
The apostle Paul's words in Ephesians 6:10 sets the tone for our journey: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might." These words carry a profound truth that should resonate deeply within our hearts. They remind us that our strength doesn't originate from our own abilities, talents, or sheer willpower. Instead, it flows from our connection to God—the source of limitless strength and power.
Romans 13:12 encourages us to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light, reminding us of the importance of living in God's light. Additionally, 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 reminds us that although we live in the flesh, our warfare is not fleshly but spiritual, waged through the divine power of God. This emphasizes the spiritual nature of the battles we face.
In a world filled with challenges, trials, and spiritual opposition, we are called to be warriors, not in our own strength, but in the strength of the Almighty. Just as a soldier is equipped with armor to face the dangers of battle, God has equipped us with spiritual armor to stand firm in our faith.
Over the next eight days, we will explore each piece of this divine armor in-depth, learning how it applies to our daily lives and how we can incorporate it into our spiritual journey. We'll uncover the significance of the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, the Sword of the Spirit, and the power of Prayer in the Spirit.
Let us begin this journey with a prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this opportunity to explore and understand Your divine armor—the armor that equips us to stand strong in the midst of life's battles. We acknowledge our dependence on Your strength, Lord. We recognize that our abilities alone are unable to fight spiritual battles, but with You, we are more than conquerors.
We invite Your presence to guide us. Open our hearts and minds to receive the truths You have prepared for us. Help us to put on the whole armor of God daily, that we may be protected, empowered, and victorious in our walk with You. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
In the days ahead, may God's Word and His armor be our guide and protection as we grow stronger in Him.
Yesterday, Father put it on my heart to equip myself with His armor. I receive confirmation from your devotional today, Pastor Klen. Thank You, Lord!...
I pray that as we navigate the next 8 days, Father will give us a deeper revelation of His armor and how mightily and powerfully He equips us. Let it never become common or too familiar to us that the equipping of this AMAZING armor becomes rote or perfunctory. I pray that our hearts will be teachable and we will receive all that Father has for us during this time and apply it. I ask this in the name of His dear Son, Jesus the Christ, amen 🙏🏽💞
Amen! Thanks for that prayer. So good to hear confirming words. 🔥
"He that seeks refuge in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty....His Truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalms 91...all of it. Peace
One of my favorite scriptures. Yes!
I’m so grateful for this time of fasting and praying. God is doing some extraordinary things in my family as prayed for. It’s amazing! God is amazing by His Holy Spirit, His grace and His mercy good things are unfolding. His mercy endurance forever and unto all generations. I am thankful to God for you Ps. Klen a man after God’s own heart.
This call for this fasting is breaking and loosing chains of bondage and setting captives free.
Thank you God for all of these blessings!
Such a special season for our church!~Amen
Thank your for the devotion of the Whole Armor of God I sometimes call myself a warrior with the grace of God going through so many obstacles in my life I know that it was the grace of God holding me up keeping me strong and keeping me with a mentality of fighting for strength and wellness it is my deep relationship with God I’m always covered I feel it everyday of my life the cover over my life and I’m so grateful for that connection and protection so yes the Whole Armor is what you need to keep pressing on🙏🏽
Thank you for these teachings and prayers! I’m looking forward to going deeper into the armor of God!!! CONTINUED reinforcement for me as I’m knowing God is doing big things in my life and heart!