10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the Devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Faith without works is dead; a Christian that is not ready for spiritual warfare will lose it. Whether you and I are babies in Christ, long-time veterans, or even pastors, the Devil will not give up his battle. The Devil will not go to war with a person if they are not followers of the Lord, yet that person will still suffer. But a child of God wears a bullseye on their heart for the Devil and his demons to see. Wars and battles are a part of history since we live in a world of sin. Cain killed his younger brother, but not with any military weapon but with a straightforward rock. Abel was unaware his brother would murder him; he loved his God and his brother, so being killed was not even in his thoughts. Mankind did not stop using rocks for warfare. Cain left his parents, Adam and Eve, and he started his own family. His children created the first tools for farming, hunting, protection, or warfare.
Genesis 4: 22 As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. 23 Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Pay attention to my words, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me! 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, Then Lamech seventy-seven times!”
Of course, a son or grandchild of Cain is warlike; they were born with his murderous spirit. All humans are born sinners; we are Adam and Eve’s, children. When we are born again and become children of God, His Spirit teaches us to love Him and others. We don’t kill, but we don’t allow our faith to get weak. Prayer warriors stay in God’s word and stay in prayers with Him. Our battle is spiritual, and weapons made of iron and bronze are useless. Satan is a spiritual being; knives, swords, and even guns are useless against him. In 1st Samuel 1:17, David faces a 9-foot giant warrior name Goliath. Goliath wore armor from head to toe and had numerous weapons.
1 Samuel 17:4 Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall! 5 He wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds. 6 He also wore bronze leg armor, and he carried a bronze javelin on his shoulder. 7 The shaft of his spear was as heavy and thick as a weaver’s beam, tipped with an iron spearhead that weighed 15 pounds. His armor bearer walked ahead of him carrying a shield.
David was only a boy, not king of Israel yet, but he became a warrior that day to defend the name of the Lord. King Saul gave David armor, but he took it off and said it was too heavy, saying he was used to defending his father’s sheep with a shepherd’s staff. David seems naked in body armor to warriors on both sides of the battlefield. God knew David was fully prepared to fight, and David himself knew he would not die that day. When the battle was over, David was victorious. The one who mocked God and was fully armed perished that day. God bless you all; the Lord is a Warrior; he loves you, and so do I. You and I can also be victorious when we are spiritually covered from head to toe, wearing the whole armor of God. His humble bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
1 Samuel 17:41 Then the Philistine came and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he was contemptuous of him; for he was only a youth, and reddish, with a handsome appearance. 43 So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine also said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the [wild animals.” 45 But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a saber, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of armies, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
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