Why Wear The Armour Of God? Part-1 - Raising Zion
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
In our lives we will always have weapons formed against us by the Old serpent/the devil. Do you know why? One time before falling, the devil (an Angel then) had desired that place for himself, however, because pride entered his heart God cast him out from heaven and he lost everything. Therefore he always keeps making weapons against us to stop us from getting our inheritance. To fight the devil we should be armoured with the Armour of God at all times!
WHY SHOULD WE WEAR THE ARMOUR OF GOD?
1. To take revenge against all disobedience – 2 Corinthians 10:6. In the Eden Garden, the devil used this weapon of disobedience against Adam and Eve and caused them to sin against God. Thus, by wearing the Amour of God daily, we can revenge any craftiness the evil one brings against us.
2. So that our Faith and Good Conscience is not ruined – The enemy uses the weapon of rejecting our good conscience so that our Faith breaks down. 1 Timothy 1:18,19. God desires that we uphold a pure conscience in our mind because that’s where the mystery of faith is preserved.
3. To endure hardships as a good soldier of Jesus. A fighter who is committed towards his work won’t bother about the track/ways taken to fight the opponent because he has a mindset of winning. The enemy will place mines on our way so that we don’t press forward. But by depending solely on God’s Grace we can win against him. 2 Timothy 2:1,3.
4. To do the will of God – In this aspect many of us fail because we end up doing our own will. By not doing the will of God, we cannot be worthy to receive the place God is preparing for us. Only by having a mind of suffering can one do the will of God, which will keep us away from sin.