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4.04.2011

.spiritual {armor}.

it's monday night.
which means it was core group night.
and tonight i had decided to give the girls some homework.
to share and talk about a favorite passage, verse, or something they had read.
i loved it all. 
such great passages.
one was {ephesians 6:10-20} which says,

"10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the {belt of truth}, and having put on the {breastplate of righteousness}, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the {shield of faith}, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the {helmet of salvation}, and the {sword of the Spirit}, which is the word of God,18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak."


while talking about this passage,
abbey mentioned something that i don't know i've ever actually thought about.
notice how every part of our spiritual armor protects the front of the body.
whoa. why? 
because in this spiritual battle we fight, there is no retreat.
our God walks beside us and equips us.
we will not be turning back.
we continue marching on.



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