In the emerging of technology not just the bodily enhancement were in sight but even the manipulations of the medias. This cover the means of communication, as radio and television, movies, newspapers, magazines, and the internet, influence people widely. Most commonly reprogrammed minds through what was shown basing on greater premise from a powerful entity. Haven’t you wonder what was shown in movies were mirroring a certain life conditions that happened or will happen? They showcase the programmed life events that must be imposed. Did you ever wonder why these Hollywood super heroes were so prevalent? Yes, Indeed they are just fake super heroes in the eyes of the world !
In most movies there’s a conflict between good and evil, in every plot it even glorified the latter for the sake of winning. This only tells that the fight is so huge and they need to come in full battle gears. Most of their equipments and outfits were technologically enhanced. Showing even more to man the goodness of technology in the pursuit of glorious life and even into immortality. This is how the world portrays these heroes in which children adored and dreamt to be.
“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.” Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV
You cannot be a hero if there’s no battle, a war that you even need to win. A hero should have to fight for him to leave a lasting legacy. To be called a hero is is something every warrior wanted in the end of a courageous and victorious defense. The reality of war is not like the movie scenes, where the plots are predictable and the villains are shown mostly of no match slaying the said to be heroes. The war humans are into is not just an ordinary but the most wicked and powerful as what the Bible said: “the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil”. The SPIRITUAL BATTLE being manifests in physical schemes. The warfare the enemy are using are not just ordinary but the most effective methods created. So don’t loosen your guard. This is a fight that cannot be fought with fists. It must be fought with faith in God. Take the ARMOR that GOD had offered for your sure victory!
BELT OF TRUTH
“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,”Ephesians 6:13-14 NIV
A belt is use to tighten waist, not to loosen it up when your using a wrong size of clothes. When you’re in this kind of treacherous battle, any unexpected appearances of the enemy will shake you. Being a human you are subject to imperfections, whatever you’ve worn in the battle could affect your performances. God knows ahead that you will loose sight of Him when you’re not having the BELT OF TRUTH for IT WILL LOOSE YOUR FOCUS ON HIM . The TRUTH WILL KEEP YOU ON TRACK TO THE SIDE OF YOUR MASTER.
Many things can loosen your grasp of the Truth along the battle. The more if from the start you’ve been deceived of wearing the wrong belt already. When you’re unhook to the TRUTH…JESUS , when the belt is unfastened, detached it will full off what you’re wearing. When that happens, your “shameful nakedness” reveals, same with what happened to Adam and Eve when the “serpent , satan “ deceived them with lies. Lies are the best weapons used by satan in this war. A warrior must buckled firmly the belt of God’s truth, in order for him not to be misled by the enemy. Especially now a days is likened with the days of Noah “where wrong becomes right and right becomes wrong”, let the truth defeat the lies of the enemy. Do not let others feed you with ideas or even cling to what have been instilled in your mind; you need to do your own research, dig deeper God’s words, and ask the infilling of the Holy Spirit to lead you to the Truth. The ABSOLUTE TRUTH IS JESUS!
BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
“Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.” Job 17:9 NIV
A warrior will only become more stronger when he’s wearing the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. In the armor of a Roman soldier, the breastplate served as protection for some of the most important parts of the body. Underneath the breastplate is the heart, lungs and other organs necessary for life. The heart is where the enemy satan will destroy and destructed in the battle. If your heart is saddened and broken how can you be in good shape to fight? If your heart is cuddling sin in there, how can you be protected ?
“Therefore, son of man, say to your people, ‘If someone who is righteous disobeys, that person’s former righteousness will count for nothing. And if someone who is wicked repents, that person’s former wickedness will not bring condemnation. The righteous person who sins will not be allowed to live even though they were formerly righteous.” Ezekiel 33:12 NIV
With this breastplate a righteous man can face any fiery, blazing arrows of the enemy. It will not weaken him, could not discouraged him, could not even caused him to fear but even made more tougher and stronger! NO RETREAT , NO SURRENDER , for a RIGHTEOUS MAN OF GOD against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in this world. Your righteousness through JESUS is your covering to whatever psychological weapons satan will cause to wound your heart. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV
ARMOR BOOTS …GOSPEL OF PEACE
“and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Ephesians 6:15 NIV
A warrior who goes on battle barefooted is considered a handicapped soldier. For in the battlefields the enemies used invisible weapons to trapped anyone’s feet. You can’t endure the treacherous pathways of the enemy without shields on your feet. Without having it could hinder you in running and weakens your knees to surrender.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
The GOSPEL “WORD OF GOD” is your protection and guide to the right way. Be equipped with God’s Words to fight confusions and losing directions. When your feet gets tired , weak and might be in pain, let His Words empower you to stay on track of the WAY. Know His Words by heart for in this battle there’s a lot of enemy baits along the way and stepping on them could knocked you down. Wear your armor boots, tie them firmly: study, dissect, immerse and live by His Words daily in your life !
SHIELD OF FAITH
“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 NIV
A shield is a broad piece of defensive armor carried on the arm for protection to keep secure from danger or against attack. Once you see any arrows,fists or bullets coming your shield should be strong enough to let them bounce back or fell down. A shield of faith in God rooted in the love of Jesus in Calvary. A shield hold by not a shaky, trembling hands but a firm and tough arms ready to block satanic weapons. Unwavering and unshakable faith of a warrior is what needed in this realm of battles. FAITH OVER FEAR! Is your faith enough to shield you? Or fear could melt and break your shield of fragile faith?
HELMET Of SALVATION
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17 NIV
A HELMET is a head covering, various types of which are worn by soldiers, police officers, firefighters, motorcyclists, athletes, and others. It’s protecting the main parts of the head from any causes of injuries. Your helmet should be strong enough not to shake, deformed and thrown away in the course of the fights. Are you sure of your helmet? Are you determined that you’ve already been forgiven, accepted Jesus in your life as your personal Lord and Savior? A warrior must completely submitted and surrendered his life to his SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST for the enemy to see a no more place to conquer within him. Do not hesitate or ashamed of your salvation; of you being a CHRISTIAN, PROCLAIM IT! Your Salvation found only in JESUS is on top of your head to see that you belong to Jesus and you are one of the soldiers of the GREAT KING! Wear your helmet proudly fight this darkness that enslaving the world with JESUS by your side!
“Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12 NIV
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
A SWORD is a weapon with an edged, bladed weapon intended used for thrusting or striking an enemy. It is a symbol of knighthood and chivalry. Of all the armor the SWORD is the one used by the warrior as weapon in fighting. You can’t be victorious in the fights with those minions of satan the master of this world if YOU’RE NOT FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND EQUIPPED BY GOD’S WORDS. As what Jesus said to the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit : “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NIV
The Holy Spirit embodies power, protection, authority, strength, and courage. A Holy Spirit filled life is a life empowered by God’s Words. When your heart is in tune fully in alignment to His Words, you have an answer tactics for every moves of your hands with the sword. You can fight back and penetrate deeply an enemy using this sword. Remember you cannot fight mightily the enemy without being filled by the Holy Spirit for it’s your mark that you belong to the children of God.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV
“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 NIV
MIND ALERTNESS: PRAYER IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
“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.” Ephesians 6:18 NIV
The emblem of all wicked occurrences in the world nowadays are simply portraying a world govern by darkness. The invisible master enemy with apparent minions and obvious weapons are in full battle with the humanity. What they considered as heroes in this world are no match with the heroes of faithful children of God. Arise heroes of this end times generations. Do not be intimidated, do not be afraid! Put on the full armor given by God and endure the battle to receive the crown of glory!
“He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS, BUT GOD’S.” 2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 NIV
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