Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May by many Americans.  Those that serve in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard are honored on this day.  And I would like to say that I honor and thank all of those men and women who serve our country!

But, there is another kind of “Armed Force.”  WE are in the Armed Forces of the Lord!!  We, as the body of Christ, have been given authority and power to be strong and victorious in the battles that we all face in our life journey.

We are reminded that we need to prepare for the spiritual battle that we are in. We are to ARMOR UP!!  Are you ready?

…be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with you feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

In addition to all this take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.


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