Armor Of God – Lesson 1
The Whole Armor Of God
Based on the context of the letter to the Ephesians, it is safe to conclude that Paul was trying to relate each piece of armor to some aspect of Spiritual Power. Without armor, a soldier was as good as dead in battle. Likewise, it seems Paul is trying to help us understand the importance of being fully equipped spiritually.
Paul’s view in Ephesians presents two possible ways of understanding the “whole Armor of God.” First, a correlation is being presented from the perspective of Armor worn by Roman soldiers in the days of Paul. The second correlation examines our Armor in light of the Priestly garments, a biblical perspective as is noted in the book of Hebrews. Both aspects reveal significant insights into Spiritual Warfare. This book presents the armor from the roman soldier’s point of view, a more common approach.
Regardless of which perspective we choose to adopt. We must be aware of our enemy and be prepared to defeat him!
The council presented in this passage of scripture is, “to be thoroughly and completely equipped for our struggle against the adversary(s) of the LORD.”
Paul confirms his council in his exhortation to Timothy, 2 Tim 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
These scriptures use specific language to convey an obvious message: Take this battle seriously and prepare wisely with …
- WHOLE Armor
- ALL Prayer
- ALL Perseverance
- ALL Scripture
- THOROUGHLY Furnished