CHRIST IN YOU – The True, Full Armor Of God (And Your DAILY Victory)
For those who know me or follow my posts or blog, you know I always advocate three words for your consistent, daily victory – CHRIST IN YOU.
I advocate experiencing Jesus Christ in you, in your daily life. For daily experiencing and focusing on Christ in me provided my own victory over severe depression.
As I’ve been studying the Armor of God from Ephesians 6, I’m seeing more of a strong connection and relationship between Christ and you living and the armor of God. The main connection is that most of the parts of the armor are actually Jesus Christ Himself.
Because Jesus Himself is the Christian life, it is vital to apply the armor of God to Christ in you alive today. Seeing Christ in you in everything will definitely make your daily walk with Jesus more enjoyable and fulfilling.
Follow closely what I post about the armor of God, and its connection to Jesus. Specifically, see Christ in you in the midst of each part. (It is important to see Christ in you everyday alive. This is we are your healing and victory come from).
The Armor of God
10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord; and in the power of His might.
11 – Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 – Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 – Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 – And your feet shod what the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 – ABOVE ALL, taking the shield of faith, wherewith he shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 – And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 – Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Truth – Who is the only truth? Jesus
Righteousness – Who is our righteousness? Jesus
Peace – Who is our peace? Jesus
Salvation – Who is our salvation? Jesus
Sword of the Spirit – the Word of God
Paul emphasizes, in verse 16, the key for each of us to apply the victory Jesus provided. Paul strongly says, “ABOVE ALL”. The “above all” is the most important approach to implement the honor of God.
Paul tells us to take up the shield of faith to quench the devil’s darts. How then does the shield of faith apply to “Christ in you”? Galatians 2: 20 tells us that we put our faith in Jesus living in us and living His life through us.
Nothing more is normal and daily Christian living then Jesus living His life through the Christian.
So when we focus on Christ and you living, the devil becomes petrified. Since every piece of armor is Jesus, we will easily put on the armor of God when we let Jesus live his life through us. One cannot separate any part of the armor of God from Christ in you. It’s like the human body and the body of Christ comparison. Each member has a specific function, but all the members work together as one.
That’s why we don’t look at each part of the armor separately. We can look at each part, but for them to work, they must be in unity. The unity Himself is Jesus Christ. He is Jesus Christ in us living his life through us, using to work through all the parts of the armor.
This is your daily victory. This is your Galatians 2: 20 – Christ in you living His life through you – by faith.
I pray you remember to never separate the function of the armor of God from Christ in you.
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