UNDERSTANDING THE ARMOR OF GOD
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 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. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
The 7 whole armor of God are:
2, Breastplate of righteousness
3, preparation of the Gospel of peace.
4, Shield of faith
5, Helmet of Salvation
6, Sword of the Spirit
You can see that prayer is not the first in the list of the whole armor of God, neither is fasting, speaking in tongues or sowing seeds. Many churches and ministers today are so much interested in prayer, but many are praying ignorantly. Your fireful prayer life without a life of holiness and righteousness will not make your prayer to be fervent.
Your lifestyle of genuine salvation, holiness, righteousness, faith, sound understanding of God’s Word and preaching the gospel are more important than fasting, speaking in tongues and others. When you equipped yourself with these armors, by your way of living, you will not need to be running to a minister of God or from one church to a mountain for prayer; you will not only be able to pray effective prayer for yourself and family members, but you will be able to pray for others effectively.
Churches who teach prayer without purity are ignorant of effective and fervent prayer. If you want your prayer to be effective and too powerful for devil and demons to resist, you need genuine salvation, you need to speak truth always, you need to live righteous life, you need to preach the gospel always, you need faith in Christ, not faith in your prayer, you need to read and mediate God’s word, then you need to pray without ceasing.
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