25Oct17 #04 ~ "The Whole Armour Of God - Jesus!" ~ Commentary
The following teaching on the Whole armor of God simplified will help you in your Christian walk. Much of it came forth during the writing of an email to my assistant B.R. - It is a Revelation that will change your life. - TUP/777
"The Whole Armour Of God - Jesus!"
We all have battles in our daily living, as we come up against the devil in millions of different ways. Therefore, one of the most popular teachings to aid us in this regards The Whole Armor Of God, and has been taught by every Bible teacher on earth, over and over and over. But I have never heard it made as simple as what you are about to read. - Let's get to the main, basic text first, and we'll proceed from there:
"Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore , having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God." - EPHESIANS 6:11-17
And now, here are excerpts from my email to B.R. - In a military war, soldiers share with one another what they call "intelligence," regarding the enemy. It means Valuable KNOWLEDGE, or INSIGHT! - Knowledge of the enemy's tricks, devices, plots, plans, tactics, actions, operations, movements, methods, strategies troop placements and activities, attacks, propaganda, psychological warfare, etc. etc. - Same with our WARS with the devil, demons, unclean spirits, witches, warlocks, satanists, occultists etc. We must KNOW OUR ENEMY and then take appropriate actions. Mainly by PUTTING ON and OPERATING the Whole Armor in battle with Prayer, Fasting, Scripture Reading and QUOTING it in the heat of battle! Even Jesus QUOTED the Word when he fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights. - He is STILL Our PATTERN for FIGHTING, then BEATING the devil! We must DO IT AS HE DID! - And the only thing we are told to do that Jesus didn't do is to put on the Helmet of Salvation, and The Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, because HE himself BECAME both of these as his life unfolded. He BECAME SALVATION, later, at the CROSS, and BECAME THE GOSPEL as he went forth into his ministry AFTER that 40 days of fasting, prayer and battling the devil at the end! - And if you really think about it, JESUS IS THE ARMOR! Helmet of SALVATION (check!) RIGHTEOUSNESS (check!) Shield of FAITH (check!) Sword of the Spirit THE WORD OF GOD (check!) TRUTH (check!) GOSPEL (check!) and then, I hear the Spirit say "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ" Romans 13:14 - YES LORD! ............He IS THE ARMOR! - In fact if you look a few verses above it, he says "Let us put on the armor of light." verse 12 - Now, who is the light? - JESUS - Later on in Ephesians 6 we read to "Put on" again......put on what? - "The whole armor of God" - It's name? -JESUS......PUT ON JESUS! - WOW! - So before the full armor of God was spoken of in Ephesians, Paul mentions it in Romans Chapter 13, and if you read that 13th chapter, from verse 8-14 we find some secrets here that are a part of the armor. Verse 9 lists 5 of the 10 Commandments. Interesting, huh? - So, LIVING according to God's Word, is part of the armor! Obeying his commandments is IMPORTANT, VITAL....and again I hear the Spirit saying, "On earth, soldiers must be obedient to their superior officers and obey ALL COMMANDS...otherwise, they are punished, or even dishonarably discharged. And so it is with my own, SAITH THE LORD!" - and then, I hear the spirit whispering further, "Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams" - Hearken means to LISTEN, then to ACT on what you were told to do or not do! - So, as the Word declares here, all that slaughtering of rams, bullocks, lambs, sheep, goats, etc. was okay for back then, but even THEN, God preferred people OBEY HIM than to sacrifice animals to him who had done him no harm. And TODAY, the only acceptable animal sacrifice is The Lamb Of God, The Lord Jesus Christ.....PUT YE ON HIM, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! - B.R., do you know there are MILLIONS who arise every morning and the Lord is the farthest thing from their minds? Why? They're too busy with the morning routine, showering, brushing teeth, getting dressed, making coffee and breakfast, getting the paper, watching TV, or driving to work, shopping, talking on the phone...the list is endless. And sometimes it's HOURS, before the Lord even enters their minds, if at all. And many of these profess Christianity. And they think of the Lord when a problem arises, or when they go to church, and that's about it! - But what they really NEED to do is put ON THE ARMOR.......PUT ON JESUS....before their feet even hit the floor next to their beds. Or AT LEAST before they walk out the door to face the world. A soldier in the military arises to hear the commands for the day, then goes forth to carry them out. What about the soldiers of the cross?
Oh well.....I'll close for now....I went and got myself into the Spirit, huh? - Ha Ha Ha! - Meditating on the things of God will do this....I feel like we've just had church! - Will save some of this text to my calendar for possible future use, teaching, lessons, books etc.
The Whole Armor Of God - JESUS!...
The Following day in my second email to B.R. - Dear B.R.,
I knew, obviously, about the scripture "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ" from Romans 13:14, but never seen how it meshed with "Put on the whole armor of God" of Ephesians 6:11, and I didn't know about the "Put on the armor of light" before either, of Romans 13:12. - What had me so excited was that this all came together by inspiration of the spirit, when writing about "putting on the armor," then I spotted about the "armor of light" and then heard the spirit say "put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ" as I flipped back and forth from Romans 13 to Ephesians 6 - I have never preached this before, and never looked at it like this before....it came TOTALLY on the spur of the moment and 100% by the Holy Ghost! - I had never linked the two before EVER...until I was writing you the email yesterday, then it just FLOWED out of me.....Revelation by the Holy Ghost. This is why I got so excited and put it in my calendar for future use, as in teachings, lessons, or books. I repeat, I knew of course, "Put on the whole armor" and "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ," but NEVER linked the 2 before, or never knew that the Armor was JESUS. But when I stumbled upon "Put on the armor of light" A LIGHT WENT ON IN MY SPIRIT....JESUS IS THE LIGHT, SO JESUS IS THE ARMOR!!! The armor of light! - HALLELUJAH! - Now of course, after I've had time to ponder on it all, EVERY PIECE of the ARMOR in Ephesians screams out JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!!! - Helmet of SALVATION (check!) Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS (check!) Shield of FAITH (check!) Sword of the Spirit THE WORD OF GOD (check!) Loins girt with TRUTH (check!) Feet shod with the GOSPEL (check!) - Let's break it down, piece by piece. - Helmet of Salvation.....who is our salvation? JESUS, the ONLY name under heaven whereby we must be saved - Breastplate of Righteousness The sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings. JESUS...Shield of Faith...Who is the author and the finisher of our faith? JESUS - Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God......In the beginning was the word, and the word became flesh....Who does this speak of? JESUS....and the Word was WITH God and the Word WAS God...JESUS! - Loins girt about with TRUTH.....I am the way, the truth and the life....who is? JESUS IS! - The preparation of the Gospel of peace.......We know there are (4) Gospels....Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And who is the FOCAL POINT of these Gospels? JESUS!!! - Oh my, I feel like shoutin'!!!! - B.R., this is a Revelation that I did not have until I received it yesterday. And like B.B., I knew of Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, but did NOT connect it with HIM being the Armor! - So, it kind of simplifies it for us....we just PUT ON JESUS every day, or BETTER YET....KEEP HIM ON!!!! - Why not? Does it tell us anywhere to take him OFF? - is the Lord like clothing, to be removed for pajamas to sleep in? Or, is Jesus still ON US and IN US when we retire at night? - So, there is only one reason Paul speaks of it this way......People REMOVE the Lord from their thoughts, and living and have to put him back ON again daily. So, the better way is to LEAVE IT ON, THE ARMOR, AND JESUS....don't EVER TAKE IT or HIM OFF! - I mean, it's not like it is PHYSICAL ARMOR which is quite heavy and must be carried about on the body...The Whole Armor of God doesn't even weigh an ounce, so it's no HEAVY, CUMBERSOME BURDEN TO BEAR.....IT'S AS LIGHT AS A FEATHER! - All of this is food for thought, amen? - Praise \0/ The Lord!
Friends, I hope you have enjoyed this teaching and Commentary today. God Bless You All! - The Unknown Prophet 777
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