If terrorism is rampant in the world, and most of the terrorists are
hidden (and attack while we are unaware), how can we be safe and hidden from an
enemy of this sort? In the Star Trek television
series, the cunning Romulans evasively flew their “Bird of Prey” space ships
into Federation territory to disrupt the Federation’s alleged peace. The Bird
of Prey ships had a cloaking device so they could attack their enemies without
being detected. Many times the Enterprise and other Federation vessels were
caught completely off guard by the sudden appearance of the Romulans. How can
we make sure we are not caught off guard from our cloaked enemies?
There is a battle going on in the natural and
spiritual realm. So, how can we be prepared?
The Bible speaks about putting on
the “whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11-18), but also tells us that the battle
is the Lord’s. (1 Samuel 17:47)
We believe that in the last days of this Church age,
we should STAND on all the promises of God that are ours now through what Jesus
accomplished on the cross. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV) “For all the promises of
God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
There is a cloaking device from the Lord. It is called
the “armor of light.” It is a cloaking device more incredible than any that has
ever been conceived in the minds of science fiction writers because it is real….
and it can be real for you if you choose to activate it.
11 Do this, knowing that this is a critical time.
It is already the hour for you to awaken from your sleep [of spiritual
complacency]; for our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed
[in Christ].12 The night [this present evil age] is almost gone and the
day [of Christ’s return] is almost here. So let us fling away the works of
darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.
The word armor in this verse means: an implement,
tool, instrument, or weapon (an offensive weapon for war) (Greek: hoplon). Light is the Greek word, phos, which means fire, light;
manifested by rays; luminousness.
1 John 1:5 says that “God is light and in Him is no
darkness at all” and John 14:20 says that Jesus is in the Father and that we
are in Jesus, and that Jesus is in us.
Therefore, we are IN the Father, Who is Light! So, how do we “put on the armor of
light”? We can only do this by speaking
it over ourselves, the same way we “put on the whole armor of God” in Ephesians
6. (We will write more about this in
Psalm 140:7 says that the Lord “covers our head in the
day of battle.” He goes before us and
is our “rear guard” (Isaiah 52:12; 58:8).
This means that whatever we are facing each day, when we declare the
Word of God out loud, the Lord is our protector. We can have the promises of God in our lives.
Speak and believe the words of truth
from scripture over yourselves, your families, and everything that pertains to
Finally, we need to STAND, and heed the clear message
in Romans 13:11-12:
“This is a critical time… awaken from
your sleep [of spiritual complacency]… and put on the [full] armor of
This is a critical time indeed. If you have already
been speaking the full armor of God, then great…. Continue to do so! The enemy
of our souls is hidden in many ways BUT, be of good cheer because the Lord has
shown us how to live victoriously.
~ Joanne and Sarah