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The Whole armour of God
The bible exhorts us to put on the whole armour of God. Read the bible reference - Ephesians 6: 10 - 18.
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- Introduction to the Whole armour of God
Truth is the sincerity of the heart. Sincerity leads us to be open to God. It keeps our motives pure, devoid of malice and wickedness towards our fellow men.
- The Belt of truth
The comprehensive description of all the pieces of armour is a very useful aid in discerning and understanding them. The first piece of armour is our belt. A belt made of truth, holding up and keeping in place all the other pieces of armour.
- The breastplate of righteousness
The breastplate covers the chest. In our case the breastplate is made not of iron but of righteousness. A soldier with his breastplate on goes boldly into battle full of confidence. Righteousness allows us to stand before God, men and demons.
- Feet shod - preparation of the gospel of truth
A spiritual shoe; something to aid our movement. This piece of armour is to aid our movement and defence and not our appearance.
- The shield of faith
The shield of faith not only defends our whole body but also our armour. It keeps the darts of the enemy away from the head, chest, waist, arms and legs. No wonder the Bible says we should have it 'above all'.
- The helmet of salvation
The next piece of armour is a helmet. Something to cover the head. The importance of the head does not need much convincing. A soldier can survive a broken arm, but a broken head, depending on the severity of the wound, can be life threatening.
- The sword of the spirit
A sword is an unmistakable weapon of offence. No doubt that it can also be used as a tool for defence. This however is no ordinary sword. This sword is made of the Spirit and the Word. In spiritual warfare the battles are fought with words. Words packed a
- Questions for discussion
Questions for discussion on the whole armour of God
- Ephesians 6:10-18