September 29, 2014

Armor Mondays: The End + Giveaway Winners

Good morning!  Today is the official conclusion of the Armor Mondays series.  I have really enjoyed thinking more deeply about Paul's words in Ephesians six and pray for myself and for you that it will bear fruit in our lives.  It is such a profound reality that God provides for us and equips us to stand firm in the face of all the devil's attacks.  Blessed be His name!

To wrap up the time focused on the Armor of God, let's look at the passage as a whole:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 
And 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 all the Lord’s people.

I'd also like to leave you with some review questions to consider today as we move on from here to our next Monday topic.

  • Who is our enemy and what is his style of warfare?
  • What does this passage tell us about God?
  • When do we need to be prepared for battle?
  • Where might we find ourselves engaged in battle on any given day?
  • How can you be strong in the Lord and His mighty power today?
  • Why can we have such confidence in God and the armor He has provided?

You are loved by Almighty God, dear Christian.  You belong to Him.  Be strong in His mighty power today.

Walk in His way!

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Now, without further ado, the winners of the lovely devotionals!

Congratulations, Jenny and Linda!
Your gifts will be on their way to you soon.