g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g Bible Basics Site

BellaOnline's Bible Basics Editor


Spiritual warfare

Do you ever feel like you are under attack from every side, everywhere you look and you don’t know what to do? Well we need to look no further than to the human operating manual. You might ask what that is. When you buy a car it comes with a manual from the manufacturer – right? Or when you by a piece of electronic equipment, you look for the manual to learn how to operate it properly so as not to cause any harm. So as humans we must look to the maker for our operating manual, which if you haven’t guessed, is the Bible.

God gives us instructions on how to deal with our everyday lives and prepares us for battle with the enemy. The promise in the Scriptures is that in the Lord Jesus Christ we can become victors instead of victims. Through Christ we can stand up against Satan, hold our ground and resist him successfully.

Is your armor of protection intact? You might be asking yourself what exactly does that mean. Look at Ephesians 6:13-18 which lists the pieces of the Christian warrior’s armor.

In Ephesians Chapter 6 Verses 13 thru 18, Paul employs the image of a soldier equipped for battle to help us understand that we are in a war and through using the whole armor of God and the practice of unceasing prayer we will not only have protection but victory. Satan loses the battle with us when we learn to stand our ground against him in the grace and strength provided by our Lord and Savior. By analyzing each piece we gain a greater understanding of the armor’s purpose and enables us the ability to stand our ground.

In checking to see if your whole armor is intact and ready for battle. Let's start with the first piece of spiritual armor we must put on, which is God’s Truth found in Ephesians 6:14. “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth.” Jesus said “I AM the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6). Soldiers in God’s army must be faithful to Him and to His truth.

Jesus lives in us, therefore the truth is in us. Yet we are not consistently going to choose the way of truth if we do not know the Word of truth, the Holy Scriptures. As stated in John 17:17 Christ prayed, “Sanctify them through thy truth, Thy Word is truth”. We must accept the Bible as the truth.

Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44), and he uses them so that we might fall under the power of his kingdom. The believer that is controlled by the Holy Spirit accepts Jesus and His Word of truth as His protection against the deception of the devil. We prepare ourselves by taking hold of God’s truth and living it out in our daily life.

Girding our self with God’s truth will not prevent our being attacked by lies or liars but will protect the believer from being destroyed by them. That is the first piece of armor we must put on and one of the most important pieces because if we do not believe and trust in what's in the Bible then you might pick and choose which principles to apply.

Do you believe the Bible only speaks truth? If so, then your first piece of armor is intact. Now review Ephesians 6:13-18 to see the entire list of the pieces of armor to see if you need some repairs.

God Bless!
Add Spiritual+warfare to Twitter Add Spiritual+warfare to Facebook Add Spiritual+warfare to MySpace Add Spiritual+warfare to Digg Spiritual+warfare Add Spiritual+warfare to Yahoo My Web Add Spiritual+warfare to Google Bookmarks Add Spiritual+warfare to Stumbleupon Add Spiritual+warfare to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Bible Basics Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Sunnie Jackson. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Sunnie Jackson. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Sunnie Jackson for details.


g features
Overflow blessings


Give Thanks

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor