Security in Faith

Put on the whole amour of God

Security in Faith

Putting on the Whole Armor of God

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." - Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)

"and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." - Ephesians 6:15 (NIV)

"Put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." - Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)

In a world where challenges and uncertainties abound, Christians find solace in the unwavering security provided by their faith. The metaphor of the “Whole Armor of God” from Ephesians 6:10-18 stands as a powerful reminder of the spiritual protection available to believers. Let us delve into the significance of this armor and how it serves as our ultimate security in the journey of faith.

Understanding the Armor: The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, vividly describes the spiritual armor that God provides for believers. This metaphorical armor consists of various components, each representing essential aspects of faith and spiritual readiness.

  1. The Belt of Truth:

    The first piece of the armour mentioned is the belt of truth. Truth, as a foundational element, provides stability and integrity to the Christian walk. It guards against deception and helps believers stand firm in their convictions.

    “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” – Ephesians 6:14a (NIV)

  2. The Breastplate of Righteousness:

    The breastplate symbolizes righteousness, guarding the believer’s heart and ensuring a life aligned with God’s standards. Righteousness acts as a shield against the attacks on one’s character and moral standing.

    “Stand firm then, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.” – Ephesians 6:14b (NIV)

  3. The Gospel of Peace:

    Preparedness to share the gospel of peace is represented by sturdy footwear. The gospel becomes our foundation, providing the necessary traction for a purposeful and peaceful journey in the world.

    “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” – Ephesians 6:15 (NIV)

The shield of faith serves as a protective barrier against the fiery arrows of doubt and fear. Trusting in God’s promises and believing in His sovereignty strengthens our defence.

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” – Ephesians 6:16 (NIV)

The helmet signifies the assurance of salvation, protecting the mind from doubt and spiritual attacks. The knowledge of being eternally secure in Christ provides a sense of confidence and peace.

“Take the helmet of salvation.” – Ephesians 6:17a (NIV)

The Word of God, referred to as the sword of the Spirit, is our offensive weapon. It empowers believers to combat falsehoods and effectively engage in spiritual warfare.

In a world where physical security measures may fall short; the Whole Armor of God offers believers a supernatural and impenetrable security. By embracing the various components of this spiritual armour, Christians can navigate challenges with confidence, knowing that they are fortified by God’s divine protection.

As we put on the Whole Armor of God, let us find reassurance in the words of Paul to the Ephesians, recognizing that our ultimate security lies in our faith and trust in the Almighty.