The Belt Of Truth
Now we get to Ephesians 6:10-18 which says:
10 Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. 11 Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. 12 We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places.13 And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. 14 Yes, stand—truth banded around your waist, righteousness as your chest plate, 15 and feet protected in preparation to proclaim the good news of peace. 16 Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. 17 Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 Pray always. Pray in the Spirit. Pray about everything in every way you know how! And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed. Do remember Isaiah 59:16-17? Here is again because it is really important.
16 God looked long and hard, but there wasn’t a single person
who tried to put a stop to the injustice and lies.
So God took action. His own strong arm reached out and brought salvation.
His own righteousness—good and pure—sustained Him.
17 But God’s equipment was that of no ordinary warrior:
He strapped on righteousness as His breastplate,
And put on the helmet of salvation.
Wrapped in vengeance for clothing and passion as a cloak, God prepared for war.
Do you see what verse 17 says? God's equipment was that of no ordinary warrior.
Do you also see what God himself put on? A breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet
of salvation. I am pointing this out so you know precious warrior that your armor is not
ordinary either. You armor the armor Paul speaks about is the same armor that God put on in Isaiah 59. Let's talk about this armor and why we need it. First is the belt of truth.
Let's see what does the bible say about truth? Jesus said " I am the way, the Truth and Life no one comes to the Father accept through me. (John 14:6) you will know the truth, and that truth will give you freedom. (John 8:32) Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:21-22) 21 If you have heard Jesus and have been taught by Him according to the truth that is in Him, 22 then you know to take off your former way of life, your crumpled old self--that dark blot of a soul corrupted by deceitful desire and lust— (Ephesians 4:21-22) 21 Those who abandon deceit and embrace what is true, they will enter into the light where it will be clear that all their deeds come from God. (Johns 3:21)
All the scriptures above tell us what truth is most important who Truth is. So the first part of our Armor is to put on Jesus. Our Identity is in Him when we know who we are wear the belt of truth. Jesus helps us rightly divide the word of truth. Without Jesus the devil can have a hay day in your life. Causing you to identity yourself with everything but Christ.
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