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Have you ever had to use the Armour of God against the enemy
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:56:32 AM »

Have you ever had to us the armour of God  against the enemy [in real life]




Offline John

Re: Have you ever had to use the Armour of God against the enemy
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 08:48:38 AM »
Every Christian who struggles to follow Jesus is using the armour of God.
Trusting in Jesus is using faith, trusting in Jesus for salvation is using the helmet of salvation etc etc etc.

It is a case of living as a Christian and you will use the armour of God, unless you are trying to stand in your own strength and not relying on God.

Offline francis drake

Re: Have you ever had to use the Armour of God against the enemy
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 07:04:58 PM »
Have you ever had to us the armour of God  against the enemy [in real life]

Many times.
Every time I cast a demon out of someone, I use the sword of the Spirit.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

Offline Mountain Goat

Re: Have you ever had to use the Armour of God against the enemy
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 12:45:43 AM »
Yes. Many times here as well.
I am concerned when I hear the term spiritual warfare used by Christians who lead prayers when their prayers are about matters where no actual warfare takes place. (I'm not sure that we have the same concepts in understanding what spiritual warfare is. Dont get me wrong). We need to pray, though it confuses Christians when leaders themselves dont understand what the armour of God is for.
The armour of God is for the purpose of entering into battle. This is a spiritual battle. This is different from living everyday life where one may have personal insults as part of life or something of a more physical nature (Though there maybe warfare to alter certain situations).
Spiritual warfare is about battling the demonic realm. One is commanding angels and casting out demons. This is what the armour of God is for. To be used in battle.
I'd look pretty stupid if I wore battle clothes (Suit of armour, or for today's use, a padded bullet proof vest and a helmet etc) during my everyday life. It is also impractical to use such gear for everyday use unless one happens to be in an actual warzone, which one would be regularly in battle and not in a civilian situation at all.
The same goes for the armour of God. We dont battle every day. If we did we would unlikely be able to take the strain. Even the best soldiers have to take time off to recover! Something i know too well!
If we live a life of going to work five or six days a week, and then one day we go to church, then comes the next week we are doing the same. We have prayed that a certain person maybe healed or to help another person get a job. Nothing wrong with this at all, but we have not been in battle as yet. We have not cast out any demons. We have not commanded angels. We have not therefore needed our armour. We may have needed Gods protection at times, but we have not been engaged at a spiritual war.
Spiritual battle is not something to be taken lightly. I say this not to scare people off. I'd like all Christians to know what it is and to go forth as an army of the Lord battling against the demonic realm. However, demons, when they find themselves in battle and a Christian or a few Christians are gaining ground, the demons will attack. If they find they can't attach the Christians as they have strong defences, they will attack their loved ones who either dont know the Lord, or are opening themselves up to demonic ways through sinful lives. I've seen funeral after funeral of friends and relatives as revenge attacks as direct responses to great victories in the spiritual realm. Those who God have led into battle will know what II am talking about, and this is where it is a good plan to have saints to pray a covering of Christ's protection (His blood) so the enemy forces can't attack. This is where the church comes in. Is the "Red Cross" of the spiritual world patching up the wounded and getting them ready to return to battle.
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Offline francis drake

Re: Have you ever had to use the Armour of God against the enemy
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 04:55:15 PM »
Yes. Many times here as well.
I am concerned when I hear the term spiritual warfare used by Christians who lead prayers when their prayers are about matters where no actual warfare takes place. (I'm not sure that we have the same concepts in understanding what spiritual warfare is. Dont get me wrong). We need to pray, though it confuses Christians when leaders themselves dont understand what the armour of God is for.
The armour of God is for the purpose of entering into battle. This is a spiritual battle. This is different from living everyday life where one may have personal insults as part of life or something of a more physical nature (Though there maybe warfare to alter certain situations).
Spiritual warfare is about battling the demonic realm. One is commanding angels and casting out demons. This is what the armour of God is for. To be used in battle.
I'd look pretty stupid if I wore battle clothes (Suit of armour, or for today's use, a padded bullet proof vest and a helmet etc) during my everyday life. It is also impractical to use such gear for everyday use unless one happens to be in an actual warzone, which one would be regularly in battle and not in a civilian situation at all.
The same goes for the armour of God. We dont battle every day. If we did we would unlikely be able to take the strain. Even the best soldiers have to take time off to recover! Something i know too well!
If we live a life of going to work five or six days a week, and then one day we go to church, then comes the next week we are doing the same. We have prayed that a certain person maybe healed or to help another person get a job. Nothing wrong with this at all, but we have not been in battle as yet. We have not cast out any demons. We have not commanded angels. We have not therefore needed our armour. We may have needed Gods protection at times, but we have not been engaged at a spiritual war.
Spiritual battle is not something to be taken lightly. I say this not to scare people off. I'd like all Christians to know what it is and to go forth as an army of the Lord battling against the demonic realm. However, demons, when they find themselves in battle and a Christian or a few Christians are gaining ground, the demons will attack. If they find they can't attach the Christians as they have strong defences, they will attack their loved ones who either dont know the Lord, or are opening themselves up to demonic ways through sinful lives. I've seen funeral after funeral of friends and relatives as revenge attacks as direct responses to great victories in the spiritual realm. Those who God have led into battle will know what II am talking about, and this is where it is a good plan to have saints to pray a covering of Christ's protection (His blood) so the enemy forces can't attack. This is where the church comes in. Is the "Red Cross" of the spiritual world patching up the wounded and getting them ready to return to battle.
I wholeheartedly agree.
Most pastors are entirely passive when it comes to spiritual warfare, having no clue whatsoever, and being blind and deaf to demons controlling their lives and churches.

We need to understand that Satan rarely does a direct frontal attack. If he did that, it would be recognisable.
Rather he and his demons are subtle, coming alongside Christians and their pastors, just like he did with Adam. People enter into dialog with demons, ignorantly imagining that they are simply ruminating with their own thoughts, when in reality they are responding and agreeing with demons.
The moment they are persuaded and agree with those thoughts, the demon has gained the right of entry, and will take up residence.

From that time on, that aspect of thinking is ruled by what is in reality, a foreign power who calls the shots. It will remain until identified and cast out in Jesus name.

He is able to do that because Christians are lulled by false theology that demons cannot reside in a Christian.

Additionally, demons are frequently part of a family line, being passed from one generation to another. Again they must be cast out.

At some point, the demons gained entry because of some sin or another, and have remained behind the scenes controlling behaviour from father to son etc.

There are many and varied ways demons get rights of entry.

Ultimately, you are not preaching the Gospel if you aren't casting demons out, because that's what Jesus commanded us to do.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)