You must be on the offensive against Satan; so that you will be able to stand your ground and resist every onslaught from the enemy; you will not succumb to fear, irrespective of what happens around you.
When we are told to put on the whole armour of God, one thing becomes clear instantly. This is the fact that there is a God. We cannot be talking of the armour of God if there is no God. The scripture shows, that knowing God is a weapon of spiritual warfare. When you know your Maker, your battle is 90 percent won. From the Bible, we also realise that there is the armour of God. This armour is made up of several parts, otherwise we would not be told to put on the whole armour of God. The armour of God is not built into us by default as children of God. It is external, and we have to pick it up in order to be able to put it on. The reason many children of God are defeated in the battle of life is because of their failure to fortify themselves with the armour God has made available to them. However, if you don’t put on the armour, it doesn’t matter how intensely you pray; it will not work.
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The instruction is to put on “the whole armour of God,” not some of it. And notice also that it doesn’t say, “So that you may be able to stand against the power of the devil”; that’s because the devil isn’t a factor; he has no power. The new creation is superior to him. The reason you are to put on the armour of God is for you to be able to stand against “the wiles of the devil,” not his power. When you are kitted with the whole armour of God, you will have the ability to frustrate and nullify these stratagems and deceptive mechanisms of Satan. There are people who aren’t able to stand when troubles come; life becomes miserable for them. Don’t be that way. The Bible says in Ephesians 6:13-14; having done all to stand, stand therefore in other words, endure to the end. Don’t give in; don’t give up. Wear the devil out. He doesn’t have what it takes to withstand you; that is why you must be on the offensive against Satan.