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. Ephesians 6:13
Contrary to popular belief the armor of God is not something you put on like a suit of clothes, taught in Sunday schools with little songs and skits, it is a supernatural living armor that grows in and on our spiritual man as we will see in this message.
The evil day is that day you are under attack from the powers of darkness and to stand means much more than just standing in a war! To stand is to abide, referenced in John 15, to appoint, to continue, to make covenant, to establish and to hold up. As we grow spiritually, the armor grows with us as we stretch out our faith and exercise our divine covenant through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ! Just as you work out to expand your strength and muscles, so it is with the armor, the more you use it the stronger it becomes.
Spiritual warfare is very important to learn as believers, not to be ignored or made light of, it it is our right to fight and the battle, although won is not by might, nor by power, but by God's Holy Spirit!
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than we when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Romans 13:11,12
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin