Ephesians 6:13 tells us to “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.” This verse is followed by descriptions of various pieces of armor that God has given the Christian.
But what is this armor, and how do we make us of it?
Some may even wonder at the relevance of the metaphor. Why would the average Christian need armor?
Throughout Scripture, we see that Christians are engaged in a spiritual battle. We are often warned against underestimating our enemy, Satan (1 Peter 5:8).
Even worse than underestimating our enemy would be not even realizing that there is a war going on.
But even worse than underestimating our enemy would be not even realizing that there is a war going on.
Think of it like this:
It’s June 1944. After a 24-hour weather delay, the largest military operation in the history of warfare was about to begin.
Preceded by an aerial bombardment of coastal defenses and 13 thousand paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines, five thousand ships and 156 thousand soldiers are about to storm the beaches of Normandy, France.
D-Day has arrived.