In the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul encouraged us to “…be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11).
I just read about a group of car and batman enthusiasts who spent around $1.6 million dollars building a replica of Bruce Wayne’s state-of-the-art, but completely road legal, Batmobile! Their newly completed crime-fighting vehicle sports full body armor, a 400-horsepower V-8 engine, a pretty menacing look. Its fanciness equals its function as this vehicle travels at speeds in excess of 100 MPH if needed. The new Batmobile will soon be flown from Florida to Copenhagen, Denmark to take place in the Gumball 3,000, which is a drive across Europe in the world’s most exotic cars. Hopefully, the Batmobile will be this year’s winner, with or without experiencing any real crime-fighting.
Most of us can’t spend $1.6 million on a car that could snuff out all the bad things in life, but as the Apostle Paul said, we can, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” It’s no JOKE-er! God’s protection and preparation are there for the wearing. Don’t be ROB-IN yourself of blessings: Put on the God’s armor today.
The Armor of God: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Think about it…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D