I was reading this verse recently and a rather surprising word ‘jumped out’ at me.
The word ‘whole’ seemed to have an importance to it, and the Lord showed me the reason why.
The Lord has provided all that we need for life and godliness; He has provided all we need for life in abundance (2 Peter 1 v 3 and John 10 v 10).
Yet many believers do not make use of all that He has provided.
Many believers no longer believe for example that healing is for today, yet the Scriptures are clear that by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2 v 24).
Many think that we should live a life of poverty, yet prosperity is clearly part of the ‘sozo package’ (2 Corinthians 8 v 9).
In the same way as we are being told to use the whole armour of God, we also need to make use of the whole ‘sozo package’.
A soldier would not be able to fight at his best if he did not use all the armour that had been provided.
In the same we cannot life a full abundant life if we do not utilise all that God has provided for us.
Jesus did so much more for us on the cross than provide a ticket to heaven; He provided acceptance, healing and prosperity for example.
God wants you to grab with both hands all He has provided through the finished work of Jesus; don’t miss anything He has for you!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus and thank you for all that this provided for me”.
Ephesians 6 v 11…..Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil