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Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. Ephesians 6:13

The purpose of the armor is to resist, to withstand the action. To resist means to exert force in opposition, to push back. To resist is not to remain static–it involves action. The force we bring as believers–the only force that could possibly compete with these supernatural forces of wickedness–is the power of God that indwells us (the same power that raised Jesus Christ from dead)–other-realm power.

God has given us the armor to allow us to stand our ground. God has given each of us a hill to hold–the hill of my life–your life–your faith, your family, your sphere of influence. God wants us to do “everything that the crisis demands.” Again, this is not static–it’s a call for action–for meekness–power under control.

As a child of God, you need to stand firm in your place. This means that you do not need to fight others’ battles. You just need to stay and maintain the hill God assigned you–not the one you assigned yourself. (See Ephesians 2:10)

The “evil day of danger” is not a possibility–it is a reality. You will have trouble. Jesus told us that in this world we will have tribulation. This, then, is a call to be ready.

Be immovable. So that you can’t be distracted, can’t be deceived, can’t be led astray, can’t be duped, can’t be worn down by trial, and can’t be pushed over. Because you will give an account to God for your actions–or lack thereof. (See Romans 14:12)

How is this possible? God will keep us. But even the saved can be pulled off mission. We need to be ready, prepared. James teaches us that faith without works is dead. (See James 2:14-26).  Put on the armor.

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