FRS Presents… Armor of God List

SPIRITUAL WARFARE, TRUTH. AND VERSES.

  1. Belt Of Truth
  2. Breastplate of Righteousness
  3. Shoes of The Gospel
  4. Shield of Faith
  5. Helmet of Salvation
  6. Sword of the Spirit
  7. Praying in the Spirit
  8. How to Put on the whole Armor of God

“We do not wrestle and fight against flesh and blood but we fight against principalities and hosts of wickedness”. The Bible often states the believer’s life is like a battle against satan and sin. We are soldiers for Christ in a real battle called-“spiritual warfare”(2Corinthians 10:3-4).

Here in this Battle, which many believers have no idea they are in, we need to put on our Armor. Here is the list of each piece of this “Spiritual Armor”.

Belt of Truth

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth”…….. Truth is the belt that holds all the other pieces of the Armor in place. -The truth of the scriptures opposed to the lies of satan. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” The truth of God’s word- the Love of God, salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, the second coming, forgiveness of sins, and Grace and power to live for Jesus- these truths sets us free from ALL satan’s lies.

Breastplate of Righteousness

The Breastplate covers the heart and shields other vital organs. Christ’s righteousness protects us against All of satan’s attacks. This righteousness is not made up of good deeds we do, but from believing in Jesus Christ (Romans 4:24).

The Breastplate of Righteousness is entirely the righteousness of Jesus which He gives us freely the moment we believe and accept Him as our Savior.(2Corinthians 5:21) (Phil.3:9).

Shoes of the Gospel

As ‘Soldiers of Christ’, we should have comfortable shoes. We must put on the ‘shoes of the Gospel‘. This will allow us to march where the Lord leads. In (1John 2:6) John says, “He who says he abides in Him[Jesus] ought to himself also walk just as He[Jesus] walked”

However satan will try to place obstacles in our paths, we can overcome with the ‘Strength from Jesus’ as we walk foward following our Lord and advancing the True Gospel.

Shield of Faith

Paul says in Ephesians 6:16 …….”Above all, [take] the ‘shield of Faith’ with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one”.

Faith will block doubt and turn fear into constant Faith. This faith is not something that comes from within us. This faith is a gift from God as scripture says, “God has given each one of us a measure of faith”(Romans 12:3). As we walk with our Father, our faith grows, that Faith grows until it is a shield.

Helmet of Salvation

-The helmet of Salvation protects the head- perhaps the most important part of the body since it is the seat of ‘thought and mind’. Also the head is the place satan aims for the most in his attacks of the mind. This mind can be summed up as the whole battlefield. We can block those attacks when we have a sure knowledge of our salvation. We cannot be moved be satans attacks when we have that assurance of Heaven.

How can we be sure of Salvation?

  1. 1John 1:9– “If we confess our sins, He[Jesus] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
  2. John 3:15-16- That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  3. 1John 5:11-12– “God has given us eternal life, and that life is in His Son. He who has the Son has Life”.

The Sword of the Spirit

The ‘Sword of the Spirit’ is the only weapon of offense listed in the Armor of God. All the others are defensive. God’s Word-The Bible- is described as “Living and Powerful”, and sharper than any two-edged sword(Hebrews 4:12)

Jesus Himself used this weapon when satan tempted Him in the wilderness. To every temptation the enemy used, ‘Jesus replied’ ,…….”It is Written” and then proceeded to quote scripture. God’s Word is Truth(John 7:17).

That is why we too must know God’s word. So we can be ready with truth of scripture to defeat the enemy.

Prayer

Although prayer is not one of the pieces of the whole ‘Armor of God’, Paul closes his list by saying….”praying always with All prayer and supplications in the Spirit”.

Although we are clothed with the ‘Armor of God’ we need to bathe in Prayer. Prayer is the direct fellowship with God so His Mighty armor can Protect us.

How do we put on the whole Armor?

“Be Strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might” (Ephesians 6:10)

He is Strong when we are weak

Rest in Jesus, He can never see defeat.

Prayer by LaRue Thrower

Heavenly Father, we bow before You with all humility and reverence. Lord we Ask that You keep us covered in Your blood. Lord we submit to You and know the enemy must flee. We walk in the Flesh but our weapons are Mighty through you for the pulling down of strong holds. With You Lord we know strong holds are demolished. We ask for Your continual protection as we ‘declare and decree’ that “no weapon formed or fashioned against us can prosper.”

We are more than Conquerors through You who love us. We are ‘Warriors for Christ’ and as we put on the ‘whole ‘Armor of God’ please help us to stay focused on the battle at hand, so we can defeat the enemy in our lives and the lives of others.

Amen!

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Happy Father’s Day “Father”

1 Corinthians 8:6

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Ephesians 4:6
One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Isaiah 64:8
But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Romans 8:15
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Heavenly Father on this Day I want to thank You Abba for All Your blessings. I want to take this precious time Father to say “Happy Father’s Day”. You Are the Father that created us. I thank You father for everyday you wake me up and breath new breath in my lungs. Father everyday is blessing from the Father of Lights and from the Potter molding us as the clay. Father we ask that You Always be with us according to Hebrews 13:5. As we abide in You Father we know You will abide in us. Happy father’s day Abba. Amen!

Resist the Devil and he will Flee from You

FRS Bible Study

The thought of submitting to God for many believers sound simple. And in my opinion it is. But not by one’s own power, but by really meditating on God’s Word; and allowing the ‘Holy Spirit’ to empower You. Really having a drive to please God over pleasing the world. The kind of Drive that say’s I’m fully going to rely on God and abide in Him. Proverbs 3:5 states that we should Trust in the Lord with All our heart.

Now on the other hand we (believers) have an enemy that hates us. He[the devil] wants to destroy us and our relationship with our Creator. The devil wants to devour you [1Peter 5:8 ..”because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour]. The devil would love to destroy and kill you[John 10:10 “the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill and to destroy.”], and the devil will send temptations at you all day.

James 4:7

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil 😈 and he will flee from You.

Submit in Greek concordance: The word hupotassò is broken down in two words in Greek

  • Hupo=to place or rank under; to obey
  • Tassò=to submit to one’s control

-So the first step God gives us is to Submit to Him. To obey and place ourselves under his control.

-Then God says to Resist the devil:

Resist in the Greek concordance: The word antitassò is broken down in two words as well.

  • Anti=against
  • Tassò=to range in battle and oppose

So these greek words comes from the english word resist which means to range battle against. What are we ranging battle against? The devil; by resisting him.

-Then lastly God tells us what will happen if we submit to Him and resist the devil. He says:

“The devil will Flee from us.

Flee in the Greek concordance: The word Ekpheugò is broken down in two words:

  • EK=flee away
  • Pheugo=to run

So these words come from the english word flee. Which means to flee and get away from while running.

-That’s one powerful scripture. God has given us the tools to be closer to Him and have our enemy running and fleeing away from us.

Heaven Father, thank You for this Bible study during this time of ‘spiritual warfare’. I am able to share Your Word with others. I am very thankful Father that You have given me this #RevelationKnowledge on this scripture. Lord I ask that anyone who reads this is blessed. Lord I ask that you cover us under the shadow of your wings as we submit oursleves to You and resist the enemy. In Jesus name we Pray. Amen

By: LaRue Thrower

FRS Ministries Healing Prayer

Pray This Healing Prayer over Your life everyday.

Heavenly Father I come to You today asking for forgiveness of any sins, known and unknown Lord. Father I thank You for the amazing things You have done in my life; You have given me ‘ears to hear’, ‘eyes to see’, a nose to smell and lungs to breath.

Father You are Jehovah Rapha and Jehovah Nissi; my healer and provider. Lord We know You do great things, and perform Great miracles. In Your Word it says in John 14:12 “[Whoever believes in Me, the works I have been doing, he shall do also, and greater works than these shall he do]”. So Lord I’m speaking Life to my body. Heal now body. I am healed by the Word of the Lord. I speak to every part of my body. ‘Be healed’ in Jesus Name. I speak to every spirit of sickness and disease off my life. I bind up the spirit of infirmity. I command you to release me now. I speak to every system body; my nervous system, my respiratory system, my disgestive system, my skeletal system and my immune system, every system in my body; be healed now. Organs Operate the way God created you to function. I plead the ‘Blood of Jesus’ over me now. Father Let Your healing Virtues and anointing flow on me from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. High blood pressure must go, cancer must go, diabetes must go, thyroid problems must go, and gout must go. All sickness disease and infirmity must go, and my immune system must elevate. I believe, I receive this prayer now. Amen

1John 4:18 “Perfect Love”

Perfect Love Cast out All Fear.

By: LaRue Thrower

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love

1John 4:18

This Verse is one that should be examined and studied by All who fear; and thats all of us. At one point in life , we have fear so overwhelming it almost paralyze us and causes us to almost fall into despair. The Lord has commanded us throughtout his Word to be courageous and not fear.

What is this “Perfect Love” that the Word speaks about? It’s like a story that I heard about.

When A child is put in bed at night. Sometimes the Child gets a night terror of fear there is something trying to get them. As a result; fear engulfs the child until they hop out of bed and rush to where? (Their Parent’s room). Why there? “Because that is where they will find their “perfect Love”. And we know that perfect love drives away All fear. This is what a 7 year old Georgia girl experienced one night. As little Maddie was about to fall asleep. She felt a presence that made her fear. Maddie screamed, “Mom?” “Dad?”, but Maddie’s parents were sound asleep and didnt hear her screams. For a second it seemed that little Maddie was paralyzed with Fear. As she froze thinking someone or something was in the room with her. Maddie hid for a while, but then realized if she wanted to feel safe; she had to ‘get up’ and make it to her Parent’s room. As Maddie ran down the hall way she felt the presence follow her, but that presence left as soon as she woke her parents up. This was their conversation.

Maddie: “Mom , dad I’m scared”

Dad: “Honey, why?

Maddie: “There’s something in my room and it’s watching me.

Mom: “HONEY! Your dad and I have to get up early. There’s nothing there. Now go back to bed.

Maddie: “No! Mom please. I know there’s something there. Please let me sleep in here.

Dad: “Ok Maddie, but why are you safe in here?

Maddie: “Because when I’m in here I know im safe because the monster stopped at the door and wouldn’t come in here.

Wow! Thats powerful. Maddie knew something her parent’s didn’t unserstand. She knew her parent’s loved her and where that Love was; you guessed it; Fear couldn’t stay. When she said the monster wouldn’t come in where her parent’s were, She was simply saying “Perfect Love drives out All Fear. The ending of the story was Maddie went to sleep peacefully and never had fear again that night. Maddie had just activated her peace in running into the arm’s of “Perfect Love”.

I believe like Maddie, God expects us to run to his “Perfect Love“. And God wants us to become like Maddie, not letting the fear paralyze her but going where she knew she would be safe. I believe that’s what the scripture Matthew 18:3. Means;( Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.) When Fear try to engulf you, don’t give in to that fear but realize Your Heavenly Father’s Perfect Love will always conquer All Fear.

“Faith in the Father, forces Fear out”

It may look like I’m Surrounded but I’m surrounded by You God

It may Look like I’m surrounded by all my enemies, but God I know I’m surrounded by You.

Theres never danger and situations so close to you that God is not Closer

And Theres no battle so near that God is not Nearer.

Heavenly Father we know we need you. We thank You Abba for always being a present help in time of need. We ask that you continue to send your warring angels to Protect us. In Jesus Yeshua’s mighty name. Amen!