Knights of old wore armour when going into battle, it allowed them to fight and defeat the enemy.
The objective was to be the man standing when the enemy had fallen.
It is a similar situation for us in our fight against our enemy.
In this passage about armour we read the word “stand” a number of times.
In the Greek the word is “histemi” and means to stand or be established, to abide and continue.
The purpose of the attacks of the enemy is to try to steal, kill and destroy what we already have from the Lord as a gift of grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ (John 10 v 10).
We battle in order to stay established and continue in these truths; to stay in the knowledge that we are righteous and holy, and have been healed and made prosperous for example.
We use the armour to persuade ourselves that we already have these things from God and as we establish the truth in our mind we will continue and stand.
In reality this battle is in our minds; the enemy is planting lies and doubts in our thoughts and we have to “defeat” him by knowing, understanding and believing the truth.
And we find this truth in the Word of God; the truth about salvation, peace and righteousness for example.
As I wrote in a DIG a couple of days ago we should be looking into the mirror of the Word to see who we are in and through Christ, rather than looking into a physical mirror (James 1 v 23 to 25).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I am righteous and holy and thank you that I can be assured of this because of your Word”.
Ephesians 6 v 11…..Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil