The armor of God
So we went through the 'list' of the armor; belt(truth), breast plate(righteousness), shoes(Gospel of peace), Shield(faith), helmet(salvation) and sword(word of God). We mentioned that this armor is spiritual armor. It is needed! Now comes to the important questions how do we get this armor and how do we put it on?
As we continue in Ephesians 6 verse 18 says this, "Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit." Prayer! how important... but how neglected. Sometime the spiritual side of the Christian life is hard. Let's be honest it would be easier if we could just put that armor on like getting dressed for work, physically speaking. Oh yes it would be invisible, not heavy... But that is not the case. The armor is spiritual armor and to put this on we need to use prayer. Prayer is what is needed to do Spiritual. Prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit. Do not miss that! Remember pray through out the day(all times); prayer for every occasion(specific).
Now let's talk a little bit of how the armor comes off. Lack of prayer, lack of reading God's word... doing our own thing, working but not keeping our focus on God the father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit. The list goes on... I heard this phase during a sermon, No prayer, no power. How true.