Chapter XVI

Your Spiritual Preparation for Your
Spiritual Warfare in the “kingdoms of the world.”

We have been endowed with God’s “STANDARD/”Spiritual Profile and have partaken of His Divine Nature so that we have spiritually supernaturally become “one spirit i.e. having a melded/commingled spiritual ONENESS with Him! We now MUST be spiritually clothed for the spiritual supernatural warfare that you/we will be involved in. This spiritual supernatural “suit of armor” MUST be worn in the similar fashion as a physical “football uniform.” Many times a player is involved in such “hard tackle/hit” that his/her uniform becomes all disarrayed – their helmet has come off, their mouth piece is torn out of their helmet, their pads are all askew, one shoe has come off, etc. Before they can continue playing, they MUST straighten up their uniform and put everything back in place to protect them from injury. So it is with the “full armor of God!” Put this armor on daily or more often depending on how severe the battles are! This is done through “prayer!” {verse 18 in following text}.
Ephesians 6:10-18 10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union{/ONENESS} with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. 11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms {demonic oppression}, against the powers, against [the master {demonic} spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. 13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. 14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, 15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. [Isa 52:7.] 16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. 18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding {praying} in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people). AMP

The main aspect to having success in having on and using the full armor of God is CONTINUOUS PRAYER!!!

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