Armed & Dangerous
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against thee wiles of the devil.
Armed – to furnish with arms, means of defense, or anything requisite to fortify or equip.
Dangerous – Involving risk; causing peril; to be feared, as, he is a dangerous adversary.
Today many believers fail to recognize what God has called them into. The constant state of society has allowed us to yield to the enemy hand. However, God has equipped us with the tools to bring victory everyday. The armor of God is essential in successful warfare.
The spiritual Warfare: 2 Corinthians 10:2-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.
Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Strongholds are first established in our mind; that is why we are to take every thought captive. A stronghold is also a lie-a place of personal bondage where God’s Word has been subjugated to any unscriptural idea or personal belief. In every lie there is fear, and behind every fear there is an idol. Idols are established wherever failure exists. We must trust in the provisions of God that belongs to us through Jesus Christ.
Praise is part of the armor that fortifies us before we go into battle! We must put our praise garments on! Kingdom Investors get dressed!