When we face problems, put on the Armor of GOD:
The Armor of GOD is Christ Himself.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Belt of Truth? – John 1:17 Grace and truth came from Jesus
Christ. His GRACE is the truth and not our works!
Breastplate of Righteousness – 1 Corinthians 1:30 Christ is my righteousness and not my works! 2nd Corinthians 5:21
I am the Righteousness of GOD in Christ. It is a GIFT and not my works.
Feet fitted with Gospel of Peace – Acts 10:43, 13:38-39 – believers in Christ are forgiven all sins and we are righteous without doing a single work
Shield of faith – Genesis 15: Christ Himself is my shield and great reward, my Righteousness is Christ alone.
Helmet of salvation – Ephesians 2:3-8 I am not dead in sin but raised with Christ and seated with Christ as glorious righteous blessed children of God – saved by grace through faith and not works! Its a free gift and not anything I can boast.
Sword of the spirit – the Word of God. John 1:1-3 Christ Himself is the WORD of God. His word to me is “IT IS FINISHED”. The finished work of Christ is the weapon.
Praying in the Holy Spirit, in tongues and groanings that we cannot understand – not in the flesh but in the SPIRIT.
So as you can see my friends, this is all about Christ and not about ourselves.
It is all about trusting in Him and not ourselves. It is about His mighty power alone.
CHRIST ALONE IS our Righteousness, our Peace, our Grace, our shield, our power, our holiness, our everything!
Zechariah 4:5 “: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”