Put on the FULL Armor of God by knowing these spiritual warfare Scriptures to keep you from poor choices as tempted by the devil.
Practicing obedience to Christ by being well versed in Scripture and obeying what you learn, praying and diligently seeking to follow in Christ’s example will keep you from sin whenever possible.
Repenting quickly when we falter, having a strong moral compass derived from study of the Bible, listening to gifted Pastors explain the Scriptures in depth and having a prayer life are ways of putting on the FULL Armor of God and resisting the devil’s mechanisms.
The Essence of Spiritual Warfare
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Spiritual warfare is a thing that we encounter in the daily routines of our lives.
Just as Adam and Eve were tricked by the serpent into disobedience to God, so are we attacked by the devil daily to also be disobedient to God.
As we are going through the process of sanctification to be set aside by God for the glory of Christ, Satan will come and lie about the promises of God, both the blessings of God and the warnings of God – Satan will lie and try to trick us into sin and doubt.
Jesus Answered Temptation with Proper Scripture
Even Jesus was tempted after His fasting for 40 days and the devil used Scripture to challenge Jesus, yet the devil distorted the Scriptures and Jesus answered him back quoting proper Holy Scripture. (Matthew 4)
Therefore, it is essential that we study the word of God as part of our daily routines and through knowledgeable Pastors that we may repel the devil with proper knowledge of the Scriptures just as Jesus did.
There is great power that God has given us through proper knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.
There are some great FREE ways to improve your knowledge of Scripture that can be found on my Online Christian Resources page – Click Here like Thru The Bible, Dr. David Jeremiah’s Daily Devotionals and my favorite YouTube channels featuring gifted Pastors and teachers of the Bible.
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More Spiritual Warfare Scriptures
We have a choice every day when things come against us like self-pity, but we can overcome with the word of God…
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.
5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Put On The FULL Armor of God
There is so much knowledge to live a full life in Christ to be had by the study of Scripture.
Do not regret not putting in just some effort each day to learn and know God’s Word.
Jesus wants us to be Hot for the Word of God, not just lukewarm and putting in just 1/2 hour a day with Thru The Bible or some other way you like to study the Bible will help you put on the FULL Armor of God.
Prayer also is vital in your spiritual warfare battles to strengthen your faith in Jesus and hold your hope on Him.
If you’re living your life like there is no God and finding little or no fulfillment in your life now is the time to embrace Jesus and change your heart to be always moving towards Him. You will find ultimate fulfillment for your life in the love, hope, peace and joy of the Lord.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 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.
13 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.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Prayer to Accept Jesus
Dear Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God, I believe you died for my sins and I believe you are risen from the dead, forgive me for my sins, come into my life and make me new, I surrender my life to you and I receive you as my Lord and my Savior, take my life and make it yours, thank you for your love. In Jesus’ Great Name Amen.
Don’t be unprepared for the battle when Jesus can clothe you with the FULL Armor promised by God.
Taking on your problems and the world’s devices against you under only your own power is unnecessary and foolish.
Take God and His full blessings and Armor with you on your journey of life to know the peace, love, hope and joy of the Lord no matter what worldly battles you may face.
May you be exceedingly blessed in your daily prayers and study of the word of God that you have the FULL Armor of God to resist the devil in firm spiritual warfare and live your life like you’re really living with spiritual purpose.
Reference: Guest Speaker Pastor Justin Alfred, Calvary Worship Center, Colorado Springs, CO
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God Bless You,
Hi Ladies and Gents, I am a born again Christian who attends Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs, CO. I really enjoy blogging about the Lord because it helps me to improve as a Christian. I hope you find my articles helpful if you are thinking of becoming a Christian or want to be a better Christian. Blessings.