Jane’s Blog with Guest Blogger Kathleen Levi

What do you wear every day? Probably shorts, maybe jeans or pants, a t-shirt or a nice button-up, shoes and socks or flip-flops? But in your daily routine do you think about arming yourself for the day ahead, do you prepare for battle every morning? In Pastor Greg’s sermon on Sunday he advised us to “put on the full armor of God” (Eph. 6: 11) each day because “Prayer is a dynamic, life-changing conversation with the living God about the things that matter to God… and us; and prayer engages us in battle.”


The devil “comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10), and in order to fight against him we need to put on the armor of God. We will be told that we are useless and unloved, we don’t matter, we will never amount to anything, and we should just give up; and these lies are meant to destroy us. But if we seek Gods truth we will see that we are, in fact, dearly loved, precious, cared for, and blessed in Christ.


Satan is an already defeated foe (Col 2:13-15), and Christ’s death ensures us of that. For this reason we are to stand up to the devil (Eph. 6:11) and fight back at him with the tools that we have been given, which is the armor of God. If you missed the message on Sunday, the armor of God is as follows:

  • The belt of truth
  • Breastplate of righteousness
  • Feet fitted with the gospel of peace
  • Shield of faith
  • Helmet of Salvation
  • Sword of the Spirit (the word of God)


Since we are always in battle against the evil one, we need to pray continually and stand firm in our faith. Pastor Greg concluded his message on Sunday telling us that by using the armor of God and staying in prayer we will be able to fight against the devil knowing that God is standing with us. We are to pray for each other and pray for all kinds of things. “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 the Lord’s people.” (Eph. 6:18).


God calls us to stand watch and pray for the places, people, and opportunities we have been given. So, throughout your week remember that you are a soldier of God, equipped with the armor of God to pray for your families, your homes, your schools, your jobs and any other places or people with which you have been blessed. Also, remember that Jesus has already given us victory against the evil one, we just need to engage in battle.


God bless you and have a wonderful week!

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