The Armor of God

A fresh one from God just finished a few minutes ago. Based of Ephesians 6:11-18, of course.

A pretty fun illustration - The Armor of God!

Graphic credit: © Paul Dallgas-Frey

The Armor of God

We must put on God’s armor
If we want to stand up strong
Against the wiles of Satan and
Make sure we don’t go wrong.
We wrestle not with flesh and blood,
But principalities
And powers, darkness, wickedness
On land and on the seas.
So take up all the armor that
You may withstand that day.
And stand before the evil in
A godly, righteous way.
Put on the belt of truth (not lies)
And then protect your heart
By putting on the breastplate made
Of righteousness to start.
For Jesus gave us righteousness
To clothe us every day.
So don’t neglect to wear this plate,
So righteous, you will stay.
Your feet should wear the shoes of peace
To spread the Gospel Word.
So lovely are the ones who share
With those who have not heard.
Above all take the shield of faith
To quench the fiery darts
Of wicked ones who love to wound
Or even kill our hearts.
The helmet of salvation to
Protect your mind and wits
From every weapon Satan aims.
(You know, he never quits!)
The Sword is vital, speak aloud
And let His Word be heard.
The Spirit can land mighty blows
With each inspired word.
And don’t neglect to pray to God
In Spirit for His aid.
In supplication for the saints
Who, for you too, have prayed.
If we are careful to put on
Each item here as warned,
We’ll stand up strong with Jesus and
By Him, we won’t be scorned.

© 2013 Denise McKenney

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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