Armor of Love.

We are all familiar with the saying to put on the Armor of God.

What is the Armor of God?

The best ever!!!

My brothers and sisters, it is time for us to stand up, suit up, step out, and be bold.

“Put on the full Armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.”

Ephesians 6:11

So what exactly does this Armor consist of?

14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,

15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.

Ephesians 6:14-17

This is where I began to take a look at the word armor or armour. When a deeper look was taken, I began to understand how strong the armor or armor of God truly is.

The word armor originates from the old French word Armure.  Adversely the root word is a derivative from the Latin word “armatura” which the basic meaning for armor, equipment, armament, or outfit.

Armor is the American spelling of the word meaning a tough protective covering.

Armour is the preferred spelling in all the other main varieties of English. Other than the spelling, there is no difference between the words.

Now, let’s step this up a bit and gain some more knowledge.

Another word which comes to mind is Amour; that word in French means love.

When you think about the Armor of God and think of the love of God as described in

1 Corinthians 13.

 

And again apply this further in our understanding of Armor.

 

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13: 4 – 8:

Love is patient

Love is kind.

Love does not envy.

Love is not boastful.

Love is not conceited.

Love does not act improperly.

Love is not selfish.

Love is not provoked.

Love does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness.

Love rejoices in the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

Love never ends.

As Christians, we are the embodiment of Jesus and in turn, represent the Father’s Love.  As the body of Christ grows in strength and confidence, the enemy becomes, angered, annoyed and weak. Although we may not physically put Armor on, being wrapped in the Father’s Love provides the basis of protection.

Think of love as the chainmail which you put on underneath the armor.

Now, as a Christian, we apply the full armor of God as prescribed above in Ephesians 6.

Truth like a belt around our waist,

Righteousness like armor on our chest

Feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

In every situation take the shield of faith, The helmet of salvation

The sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.

Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request.

Now we are ready, prepared and able to show up with boldness and shine as we are fully in the Armor of light; the Armor of God.

We no longer desire what is offered by the world. Our satisfaction is found in knowing the savior and living in the will of the Father.

The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:12

 

And hasn’t it been said, without Love you have nothing?

Therefore anything we possess without love is meaningless.  Everything we do is thereby motivated with the love of God.

By knowing this, putting on the whole Armor of God is attainable and we become a threat to the enemy.

Written by: Michael T. La Tulippe

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