Put on Your Armor Because it is Time to Fight

See that date? First of all, the fact that it is a sermonette recorded on a cassette. Baaaaaars. Lol. But almost 20 years ago.

I thought it may have been my first one. But it doesn’t seem like it based off of what my grandfather said.

Full stop. Turning this on and hearing my grandfather’s voice. And then the pride and joy when he said I introduced him a few weeks ago. Granddaughter introducing grandfather and now grandfather introducing granddaughter. Tears. There were tears. I’m weepy still.

20 months later, after this, I left his church and have been in a pulpit once since. I didn’t think I was ready at the time. And I probably wasn’t. But listening to this? It blessed me. And it told me that I’m not new to this-these revelations and my understanding and what I write in these blogs-I’m true to it. No pride. At least I don’t think. Bahahahaha.

It is a precious and sacred gift. I didn’t want to do it for a myriad of reasons as a teenager. Who are me? What business did I have standing there as a child? Clearly plenty if this is what I was saying. 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

To me, it is a weighty responsibility that one shouldn’t clamor for. Giving God’s people His word? Tuh. Okay. I gotta stop. Cuz what’s below is kinda a lot and this is gonna be a longer one.

Ephesians 6:12-18

Different pieces of armor we are told to have

Loins girt about with truth-we are supposed to know the truth about who and what we are fighting against and to be truthful ourselves as we go into war

We know that this war is a war that has been going on and has been fought for years

And now that we’re saved we are supposed to be fighting this war so that in the end we can be what the Lord would have us to be

We are supposed to take on the breastplate of righteousness and we are supposed to guard ourselves by being upright and holy because that is one of the things that we are aiming for in our goal to be like Jesus because He is holy Himself and we are supposed to strive to be like Him

We are supposed to have our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace

We should be prepared by the word so that we can spread peace because we know that that is one of the fruits of the Spirit that we are supposed to be aiming towards having

We should be at all times trying to be peaceful and to spread peace and to help our fellow man

We are supposed to take on the shield of faith

We should have faith to believe that God will help us fight our battles

So many times we may pray that we are taken out of the situations but He has us there so that we can be a witness to somebody else to help somebody else through their time of need or through their own situations so they know that God can do it so that they will be able to have faith themselves to know that if He did it for us that He can do it for them

We are supposed to have our helmet of salvation

We should guard ourselves by being saved and by having salvation

And being saved is not just being filled with the Holy Ghost it is doing what it is that the Lord has marked in the Bible for us to do

We should have the sword of the Spirit and the sword of the Spirit is the Word

We should be studious and well versed in our Bible because it is our ultimate weapon

This will enable us to kill our enemy

We are taught in the Word how to what it is that we need to do so that the enemy will flee from us

For us to stand still and know that God is God and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him

So if we seek Him and strive to do what it is that He has set out for us to do the enemy will flee from us

We don’t have to be so busy trying to do this and trying to do that and trying to do what it is that God is supposed to be doing

We just have to stand still and know that He is God and that He will enable us to do what it is that He has set out for us to do

We should use our armor and our weapons to watch out not only for ourselves but for the other saints

We’re not here just to be about our own business we’re supposed to be about the Father’s business

And he wasn’t here on earth just fulfilling what it is that He was sent to do

He was here helping others so that they could be healed and so that they could be saved

He didn’t come just to come so that He could die on the cross

He was here ministering for three and a half years

He did that so that somebody else could be helped along the way

And we should be diligent in our watch and be prayed up so that we can do everything that we need to do so that we can be the witnesses and the light and the children that God is calling for in these last days

And the war that we are fighting is not against flesh and blood and it’s not against other people

The war that we are fighting is against spirits

The spirits of others and the spirits and things that the enemy has put out against us

We are supposed to be in the Spirit at all times because we don’t know in our flesh what it is that is out there for us to come against us to harm us

So we are supposed to stay in the spirit realm and know that it’s not about us and it’s not about all the flesh things

It’s about what God is having us to do

We should be on point at all times ad fighting this war that is being presented for us to fight

And the war is against things that we can’t even see in high places

Those things that are up in the heavens where God and His angels are at war with the enemy and his forces

Everything that’s going on we can’t see

That’s why when we pray to be protected from dangers seen and unseen there are so many things out there that will come against us

But because we are praying and because we’re steadfast in the Word they’re not even being brought to us because we’re doing what it is that we’re supposed to be doing

And we’ve go to put on our armor and be ready to fight at all times because we never know what is going to come or whatever is going to be done

We’re supposed to not just pray for ourselves and our situations and our things and our family

We’re supposed to pray for everyone and everything because you never know

Like people say when you get off of yourself or your things you get your blessing because you took the time out to pray and be concerned with others

And the war is going on so we must never get too relaxed and let our guard down because you never know what’s going to happen and what’s going to come up

And so we need to put on our armor and take place in the army of the Lord

This was so good to me!!!! Even with the poor grammar at times. 😂🤣🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

Go be great. Someone is counting on it. And it just might be you for you.