For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. EPH 6:12-13
As a Christian, it is practically impossible to prevail over the enemies of salvation without the armour of God. There are many trials that should never have overcome believes if they only had put on the armour of God. Its high time you suit yourself up in the armour of God ready for combat in the day of evil.
The challenges of life are not merely caused by the people who seem to be the cause of our frustrations. In most cases the people themselves have no clue that they are as a puppet on a string, used to cause havoc in another's life. Most of our battles in life are caused and designed in the spirit realm.
In the opening scripture, we are told we do not wrestle with flesh and blood. The first mistake we do in trying to solve situations is to focus our emotions and feeling on the person we think is to blame for our problem. All People are born good until the devil manipulates their thinking. No one is born a cheat or liar, people become these things when the devil and the principalities, powers and rulers of darkness and spiritual host of wickedness in heavenly places influence their thinking and derail them from the moral good of God. It is when People are derailed from the moral conduct of God that are often used by the dark forces to cause evil days or evil moments in people's live.
So, Until we address the root cause of the situations, we always will be fighting the wrong battles. In the scripture we are advised to putting on the whole armour of God in readiness for these moments of combat against the forces that cause trouble in our lives. The armour of God is the might weapon the Lord has given believers to defeat the devil and his allies. Satan and his allies can not overcome this armour.
The Armour of God has the truth as the belt. Truth sets free. Christ promised to give us truth that our adversaries cannot answer back, Luke 21:15. Once you stand by the truth the accuser has nothing to claim over you.
Secondly, it has the breastplate of Righteousness. This is what protects the vitals, as it shelters the heart. It fortifies the heart against the attacks of Satan. This is were faith in Our God and love for the brethren is. As believer you have received the righteousness of Jesus and you are the righteousness of God. Accept what God has said over you as a believer and stand by it.
Then have the readiness to witness the Gospel of peace by avoiding any provocation, or quarrel, but showing all gentleness and patience to all that you may deter all temptation and persecutions.
Above all, the shield of Faith. We must be convinced, persuaded and fully assured of God's promises. Faith is all we need in the time of temptation. Also the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit and prayer to implore help from God against all these spiritual adversaries.
Once you have done all these things, Stand in wait and see the salvation of the Lord. In whatever you find yourself in, All you have to do is stand and let the Lord prove Himself, for he always does.
Dear Holy Father, I chose today to stand by your word concerning the armour of God. Grant me grace, wisdom and strength to exercise your word of putting on the whole armour of God. I stand in truth, in righteousness, in faith, in salvation with prayer to see and receive victories over my adversaries, in Jesus name, amen.