Ephesians 6:11-18 is the passage of the Armor of God. The armor of God is telling us how to battle when trials come, and they will come. So first, let’s look at the pieces of this armor.
- Loins girded about with truth (the truth of the Cross)
- Breastplate of Righteousness (Righteousness of Christ)
- Feet shod with the Gospel of Peace (Peace comes through the Cross)
- Shield of Faith (Cross the object of your Faith)
- Helmet of Salvation (Renewing of mind everything received from the Lord)
- Sword of the Spirit (Word of God)
This is a beautiful picture of Christ; we are in Him as He is in us. If you have accepted Christ as your savior, you never feel you are not clothed with the armor. Some say they put on the armor every morning. My question is, when did you take it off?
There is something else about this passage I want to share with you. In the beginning, within verses 11-14, the word stand is used three times. So, when a trial comes, and you are clothed in Christ, STAND.
One more thing: in verse 18, PRAYER is mentioned two times. Then, in verse 19, Paul asks them to pray for him (pray for others)
Ponder this: we are to STAND in CHRIST and to PRAY.