Print this free Spiritual Armor of God printable cheat sheet to help you break down the teaching from Ephesians chapter six.
What is Spiritual Armor?
The book of Ephesians is a letter written by the early church missionary, Paul, to a church in Ephesus. He was writing from prison to prepare them for what it takes to be a true follower of Christ. In the last chapter of this book, he goes over what we refer to as spiritual warfare and how to protect yourself.
Here’s what he says about spiritual warfare:
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Yikes. Sounds a bit scary, right?
But he doesn’t leave us stranded there. He tells us that we have tools he has given us and so we need to use these “weapons” in our battle against evil. These weapons make up our Spiritual Armor:
“Therefore, put on the full ARMOR OF GOD, so that when the day of evil comes, you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist, with the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the GOSPEL OF PEACE.
In addition to all this, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the HELMET OF SALVATION and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is the word of God.”
As I was looking through my Bible the other day, I noticed this silly drawing I did a few years ago when I came across this passage. I’ve always retained information better when I have a visual representation of the text, so I thought this little guy could use an update.
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God gives us these “weapons” to arm ourselves with. We just need to remember that we have them so they can be used.
The Armor of God (aka Spiritual Armor) is laid out in Ephesians like this:
- Belt of Truth = Leaning into what is true and what God promises
- Breastplate of Righteousness = Our pursuit of Jesus’ character is a weapon
- Feet fitted with readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace = Perseverance and hope from the peace that Jesus brings
- Shield of Faith = Trusting that God is faithful
- Helmet of Salvation = Protection through Jesus’ gift of salvation
- Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God = Guidance and wisdom from the Bible
Paul then wraps up by reminding us that we also have prayer. He tells us:
“And PRAY in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”
So I created this printable to remind you (and myself!) that we have everything we need in life because the Lord God has provided us with these tools already. Lean into his truth, righteousness, salvation, peace, faith, and Spirit for guidance as you go throughout your day.
I think this updated version turned out pretty good and so I can’t wait for you to print your copy!
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