As most Christians know, we are instructed to put on The Full Armor of God to withstand the attacks of God's enemies, Satan and his fallen angels. For those who do not know what this means or just how to do this in real life, you will see here how to apply God's protective Armor in your life.
|Piece of Armor||Use||How it Applies to your Life|
|Strong Belt||Truth||Satan fights with lies, and sometimes his lies sound like truth; but only believers have God's truth which can defeat Satan's lies.|
|Breastplate||God's Approval||Satan often attacks our hearts -- the seat of our emotions, self-worth, and trust. God's approval is the breastplate that protects our hearts. He approves of us because he loves us and sent his Son to die for our sins.|
|Shoes||Readiness to Spread the Good News||Satan wants us to think that telling others the Good News is a worthless and hopeless task -- the size of the task is to too big and the negative responses are too much to handle. But the "shoes" God gives us are the motivation to continue to proclaim the true peace which is available in God -- News everyone needs to hear.|
|Shield||Faith||What we see are Satan's attacts in the form of insults, setbacks, and temptations. But the shield of faith protects us from Satan's flaming arrows. With God's perspective we can see beyond our circumstances and know that ultimate victory is ours.|
|Helmet||Salvation||Satan wants to make us doubt God, Jesus and our salvation. The helmet protects our minds from doubting God's saving work for us.|
|Sword||The Spirit, the Word of God||The word is the only weapon of offense in this list of armor. There are times when we need to take the offensive against Satan. When we are tempted, we need to trust in the truth of God's Word.|
Excerpts above are from the Life Application Bible
God has made provision for you to defeat Satan's plans for your life through His son, Jesus. Do you know Jesus, if not please consider your future and the hard times that are speeding towards mankind and place your trust in Christ for this life and the here-after.