Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wearing The Whole Armor Of God...Wearing Christian Jewelry

Wearing The Whole Armor Of God...
Wearing Christian Jewelry

Wearing the whole armor of God is a spiritual thing, not a coat of armor the protects us against real weapons, but rather the whole armor of God is a process that if we follow it we can be protected in both a spiritual way and a physical way against the powers of darkness.
Be wearing the whole armour of God we will have the power of His might on our side. When we are going up against such powers as the wiles of the devil in the form of principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and against spiritual wickedness in high places among other evil forces.
Let's take a look at the very popular passage of scripture found in Ephesians:

Ephesians 6:10-18
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
What's sterling silver Christian jewelry got to do with the whole armor of God?  What role does jewelry play in a serious discussion of the teachings of the Bible?
Wearing sterling silver Christian jewelry is a great fashionable and inspirational way to wear symbols or Christian icons that remind us of these important teachings. You can select from an abundance of neutral Christian jewelry and also Christian jewelry for men and Christian jewelry for women.
The bolded words in the passage from Ephesians are words that can be found in a sub-genre of sterling silver Christian jewelry called affirmation jewelry.  Sterling silver affirmation jewelry are word charms or pendants that can be used to make affirmation necklaces.
Now let's return to looking at how we can put on the full armor of God. The first part of the armor is "truth".  One could write a book about this passage of scripture but we are limited so we will touch on these aspects of the gospel.
Truth is important and if we get side tracked from the truth we could find ourselves in scary unprotected places. As an example...As Christian we believe the God created the earth and the heavens and all that is upon the earth including men. I we except alternate explanations then we can find ourselves on a path leading away from the truth. We must always seek and embrace the truth. The Bible is the best place to start.
We must find ourselves wearing the breast plate of righteousness. This means we need to live righteously at all times. No exceptions are made for using foul language while watching a hockey game or playing softball and we strike out.  Living a righteous lie means being a good sport and being humble and obedient to the Lord and His commandments. Treating others well etc.
The gospel of peace. If we live the gospel we will automatically find peace in our lives. You can serve The Lord and keep His commandments and not have peace in your life. We we read about the various powers of darkness and see them surrounding us that can cause turmoil and chaos in our lives unless we have confidence because of the peace within our heart.
According to the definition of faith found in Hebrews it is to believe in something you can't see.  So many in the world say they cannot believe in something they can't see or prove.  Can you see the wind? No, but you can feel the wind and see the effects of the wind. You can't see the spirit of Christ but you can see the effects of the spirit in your life and in the lives of others. We must be grounded in faith to over come the powers of darkness.
The helmet of salvation means we need to understand Gods plan for us and how we will receive our salvation and not get side tracked with false teachings.
Getting back to the Spirit. We must have the spirit with us to give us strength and motivation. The spirit can help lead us to truth and help us discern between good and evil.
There are countless words to say about the "whole armor of God" but unless we memorize the passage of scripture and then remember to review it in our mind frequently we need reminders. Sterling silver Christian jewelry for women is a perfect way to remind us of this important passage of the Bible.
The sterling silver Christian jewelry is not just for women.  Silver Christian jewelry for men is great for men to be used as a fashionable men's jewelry to remind you off Bible doctrine.


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