Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. Ephesians 6:10
God has given us everything we need to win in this world. The life of a Christian is challenged with many obstacles and trials (temptations and test). However, we can be prepared to strike down and destroy every attack and/or strategy of the enemy. The above scripture instructs God’s people to “put on” God’s armor. This armor is not for the unsaved or the unbeliever, those who have not yielded their lives to Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The armor was designed to only fit and be worn by God’s beloved. The suit of armor is tailor –made, with specific features to fit the curves and the heights and depths of your life. It expands and enlarges to keep up with the growth spurts of your spiritual anatomy. However, it must be worn to be effective and fulfill its purpose in your life. If a man owned every kind of weaponry; guns of every sort, spears of every size, knives, helmets, bullet proof vest; and whatever else man’s hands have crafted, but never put it on it could not protect him. He lost the battle when the enemy attacked, simply because he did not wear the armor. The equipment was not faulty, he just didn’t “put it on.” Owning armor and wearing it is two different things. To every Christian, our God says to us, “put on” the whole armor of God and then you can stand up against the strategies of the enemy.