CLOTHE YOURSELF WITH POWER
In the first 10 days we will learn how to clothe ourselves with the armor of God, and how to stand firm and be able to resist the enemy.
THE CLOTHING OF THE INTERCESSOR
13“ Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ”
Ephesians 6:13-17 (NLT)
BELT OF TRUTH
Back in the day Roman Soldiers used to wear a tunic as part of their uniform, if they didn’t use a belt, the tunic would hinder their movements. Before going to the battlefield we need to make sure not to have any arguments in our lives. We must eradicate the nature of deception that could hinder any of our conquests. It is a good time to identify the dark and hidden areas of your life.
● Absence of hypocrisy.
● The foundation of everything is the truth.
● Total sincerity and transparency.
● Identify dark or hidden areas.
“ let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings,
having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies
washed with pure water. ”
Hebrews 10:22 NIV
“ Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. ”
1 John 3:18 NIV
“ Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me. ”
John 14:6 NIV
“ Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. ”
Proverbios 23:23 NIV
BREASTPLATE OF JUSTICE
The breastplate of justice protects the heart, which is the vital organ of the human being. God's love will protect your heart from all negative forces such as resentment, unforgiveness, bitterness, discouragement, selfishness.
Faith is the essential element of this armor. Our prayer is for you not to lack faith in these times.
Remember that love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always
“»Simón, Simón, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you,
Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your
brothers.” Luke 22:31-32 NIV
SHOES: THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE
The shoes worn by the soldiers were strong and heavy sandals that were tied with leather straps.
The preparation of the gospel is to communicate the message well and transmit PEACE, which is what we need the most in these times.
“¡ How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns !”
“ Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among
snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. ” Luke 10:19 NLT
SHIELD OF FAITH
The shield of faith was a long, rectangular shield that fully protected the body. By putting on this shield, you will protect your mind, heart, body and your finances from any fiery arrow that wants to steal your faith. Your trust in God will grow and you will be completely protected.
“ The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may
have life, and may have it abundantly. John 10:10 ASV
HELMET OF SALVATION
If a person receives a head injury, they cannot effectively use the rest of their body, so we must protect our mind from all thoughts of depression, sadness, and anguish.
“ to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of
joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified. ”
“ But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love;
and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. ”
1 Tesalonicenses 5:8 ASV
What protects our mind is HOPE , which is an optimistic attitude that always chooses to see the best and never gives in to depression, doubt, and self-pity. Put on the helmet of salvation, you will be more optimistic and your faith in His promises will increase.
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT
The Bible compares the sword with the word of God that is sharp and penetrates until it splits the soul and spirit. This is the most intimate part of the human personality, and penetrates to the marrow, the most hidden part of the body.
Note that the root of every temptation with which Satan tempted Jesus was doubt, that is why we must confess the word with authority and declare: IT IS WRITTEN!
Every time you clothe yourself with power and put on the armor of God you will be able to resist the enemy as Saul did in Acts 13: 5-12. He gave an order to the spirit called Barjesus, who was keeping a high official (currently he would be a governor of a state) of the Roman state from believing in Jesus.
With the authority that God has given us, we bind the spirit of Barjesús (spirit full of all deception, full of all evil, son of the devil and enemy of all justice), and we order that these spirits which are in the government and that want to disrupt the cities may be broken in the name of Jesus.