Keep Your Full Armor On

And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” ~ Exodus 32:4

The Israelites had to wander the wilderness for forty years because of fear. Moses was gone a little longer than they thought he should be. So, fear crept in, and they forgot all the LORD had just done for them. They had just been taken out of Egypt, where they had been slaves for 400 years. They had just experienced a great victory, an amazing breakthrough, but at the first sign of possible trouble, the enemy snuck in and began to influence them. They fell right back into the same idolatry God had just personally freed them from. Even though GO had just lifted this loke of slavery to those false gods of Egypt, the first sign of possible trouble caused them to run back to that familiar yoke of slavery that had become all too familiar to them. It had become a safe place for them. Today, the Church is no different.

Today, the Church continues to return to their past yokes of slavery, even though whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Even though we literally have God-Himself dwelling inside of us. It’s not because we outright just want to abide in sin; it’s because at the first sign of trouble, just like the Israelites of old, we return to that familiar, comforting yoke of slavery where we feel safe. The reason we feel safe is because the enemy isn’t being aggressive to his slave in chains and bondage. The enemy becomes aggressive and tries to intimidate his opponent, that is endowed in the full Armor of God, because he knows that if he can intimidate you, you will willingly take off your protective armor and return to the yoke of slavery on your own.

If the enemy can get you to take off the full Armor of God and return to your yoke of slavery, you’re no longer a threat to him. He knows that when we are walking in the full Gospel of the LORD, filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, then no word formed against us will ever prosper because we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. So, he has to use something like fear and doubt to get us to remove our hedge of protection around us, just as he did with the Israelites over 3,000 years ago. Don’t let the enemy keep you from your freedom by filling your heart with fear. Remember who you are in Christ Jesus.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Keep Your Full Armor On.

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