Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dressed for Success

Insights from Ephesians: Part Nine
Ephesians 6:13-18

All true believers are in a war with an evil enemy we cannot ignore.
We must be alert every hour remaining strong in God’s mighty power
To defeat the flesh and demonic teams who carry out the devil’s schemes.
In order to triumph in this test, the Bible tells us how we should dress.

We buckle on the belt of truth. Works best if we wear it from our youth.
The Breastplate of Righteousness does its part giving protection to the heart.
Fitted with peace, our feet are ready to move in battle or stand steady.
The shield of faith provides protection when arrows are fired from every direction.

Our minds we protect from evil temptation by wearing the helmet of salvation.
We pick up the fearsome sword of the spirit so lethal to demons they won’t come near it.
This is how we dress each day, but before we head out, we stop to pray.
We exalt our God with prayers and praises trusting His guidance in all its phases.

There’s coming a day when we’ll battle no more, but until that day we fight in this war.
The armor, the weapons and giving of thanks help us defeat the enemy’s ranks.
So get up tomorrow; be ready to fight, put on the armor; go forth in God’s might.
Soon our Lord will call us up higher, but the devil will land in the Lake of Fire.

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