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Putting on the Armor of God

Putting on the Armor of God

Father today I acknowledge that every battle in my life is not mine, but belongs to You. For I know that my real struggle is not against what I can see with my eyes, but with what is unseen – the powers of this dark world, the devil – who waits for an opportune moment to steal, kill and destroy Your work in my life, to ensnare me. (2 Chronicles 20:15; Ephesians 6:12-13; John 10:10)

Father forgive me, for I have not been self-controlled and alert. I’ve allowed myself to be lulled into complacency by the noise and distractions of the world. I have not resisted the enemy, most of the time at best, I pretend he does not exist. But Your Word admonishes me to stand firm in my faith, that if I do not, I will not stand at all. Lord, teach me to stand. (1 Peter 5:8-9; Isaiah 7:9)

Today, as You have instructed me, I choose to put on Your full armor so that I might stand against the devil’s schemes and stand my ground when the day of evil comes upon me – that I might be strong in You and Your mighty power! I choose to ‘put on’ Jesus! (Ephesians 6:10-13)

I stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled securely around my waist. Jesus, You are the way and the truth and the life…I turn from all false teaching and philosophies of this world and I put on Jesus, the Truth. (Ephesians 6:14; John 14:6; Colossians 2:8)

I put on the breastplate of righteousness – Jesus, there was no sin found in You, yet You took my sin on Yourself so that I might become the righteousness of God! This day, I turn from all sin that entangles me and holds me back, and I put on Jesus, my righteousness. (Ephesians 6:14; Philippians 3:8-9; Hebrews 12:1)

I choose today to fit my feet with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Lord Jesus, You are my peace, for you have destroyed the barrier that was between me and God the Father! Make me ready to give the reason for the hope that I have, for I long to share with others that You Lord Jesus are my peace! (Ephesians 6:15; Ephesians 2:14-18; 1 Peter 3:15)

I take up this day, the shield of faith so that I might be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows, the attacks of the evil one. The life I live in this mortal body, I live by faith in You, the Son of God, who loved me and who gave Yourself for me. May my faith in You increase as I hear Your Word and put it into practice – for You Lord Jesus are the author and perfecter of my faith.(Ephesians 6:16; Galatians 2:20; Romans 10:17; James 1:22-25; Hebrews 12:2)

I put on the helmet of salvation and declare that salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven by which I can be saved from my sin! You Lord Jesus are the Christ the Son of the Living God! Jesus, You are my salvation! (Ephesians 6:17; Acts 4:12; Matthew 16:16)

I take up this day, the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and I proclaim Lord Jesus that You are the Word made flesh, and You will accomplish all that You intend! Hallelujah! (Ephesians 6:17; John 1:14; Isaiah 55:11)

Father, I choose today to clothe myself with Christ, to be alert and ready to pray – to pray in the Spirit no matter the occasion or situation that I am in, with all kinds of prayers and requests. May I become one who is increasingly faithful in prayer. (Ephesians 6:18; Romans 12:12)

In all of these things, I put on Christ Jesus – and I take my stand! May Your power that is at work in me this day, be mighty. I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus, who gave Himself for me that I might truly live. Amen and Amen