First Peter 5:8 warns us, “Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” We’ve put on our Belt of Truth or Knoweledge of God and now we need to put on our Breastplate of Righteousness.
The Bible says that when we become christians we are immediately equipped with the righteousness of Christ. Our breastplate signifies that we are protected by His righteousness! When Satan points out all our faults and defects to the Lord, God says, “I don’t see them that way…I see them through my Son, Jesus Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He hath made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
Since we have this wonderful gift of righteousness then our lives should be changed! Changed by the power of God! We have to stand apart from this world because of His love and truth. In our flesh, it is impossible to be righteousness….otherwise Jesus wouldn’t have had to die on the cross for our sins. BUT, we can wear our armor consistently and feel protected from the evil one!
Our breastplate protects our heart. And in our heart are emotions and feelings that need daily safeguarding. If we don’t have our breastplate firmly in place then Satan can toss slanderous accusations that can penetrate our minds and emotions that can injure our spiritual walk!
Where is your heart? What is protecting it today? Did you put on your armor? It’s not too late……..and it’s also not too late to be going with us to the Holy Land in March 2011. Let’s go together and learn together all that He has done for us. The scriptures come alive when you walk where Jesus walked. Visit www.medskeens.com for more info.