Post by TheFirebrand on Mar 10, 2013 8:57:59 GMT -6
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God - This is a repetition of the exhortation in Ephesians 6:11
The whole description here is derived from the weapons of an ancient soldier. The various parts of those weapons are specified in Ephesians 6:14-17. The word rendered "whole armor" means "complete armor," offensive and defensive; see Luke 11:22; Romans 13:12; 2 Corinthians 6:7.
While God supports our need to defend ourselves against physical harm, He also mandates we maintain a defense against spiritual harm.
The armor of God is not that which God wears but that which he has provided for the Christian soldier.
That ye may be able to withstand in the evil day - that is, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles and stratagems of Satan, against his power and might, to oppose his schemes and resist his temptations.
And having done all to stand - or having overcome, having routed the enemy, stand as conquerors; or rather, having took and put on the whole armor of God in order to stand and withstand the enemy.
Churches today wear a false armor. They are no longer protected from the evil. The same way our government has been infiltrated by foreign forces, our congregations have also been infiltrated by worldly and demonic forces ...