As 17th will point out, a full suit of armor leaves one clumsy, and restricted. The idea is to put on the armor needed for the situation at hand. One should have the "full suit of armor at one's disposal", but to put on what is needed for the situation at hand.Is satan winning ..........things are not always as they seem . satan is not winning, and he knows he has a short period of time left. but he is very angry and he is on the rampage . i have hopefully got on all of the armour from God. then if he throws anything at me i will not be harmed.
This armor includes “the breastplate of righteousness.” (Ephesians 6:14)
Jehovah enables me to have my “feet shod with the equipment of the good news of peace.” (Ephesians 6:15)
(Ephesians 6:10, 11)
Put on the complete suit of armor from God that YOU may be able to stand firm against the machinations(Or, “crafty acts.)of the Devil;
We “oppose the Devil” by adhering to Bible standards and truths and by taking a firm stand against him.
Stand firm, therefore, with your loins girded about with truth,
The removal of Satan, his demons, and the wicked world is near. Satan knows he has “a short period of time.” He is wrathful and at war with those “who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.” (Revelation 12:12, 17)
Because Christ’s followers were taught to look for a new world of God’s making, it must be concluded that this present world is not of God. The Bible confirms this conclusion. The Creator is not the ruler of the world and is not responsible for its wicked fruits. Its ruler and god is identified by the Scriptures as Satan, the wicked spirit creature who led a heavenly rebellion against the Supreme Sovereign. “The god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.” “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”—2 Cor. 4:4; 1 John 5:19.
some may say that the armour is restricted , but without that armour we are easy prey . and satan has a way of picking us out when we are at our most vunrable , and that would be when we have our armour incomplete.As 17th will point out, a full suit of armor leaves one clumsy, and restricted. The idea is to put on the armor needed for the situation at hand. One should have the "full suit of armor at one's disposal", but to put on what is needed for the situation at hand.
It's a soldier thing, and God understands, but non soldiers have no clue of...
Just listening to some christian song... "And the good book says, we're WINNERS!!!"
And that got me thinking eh? Are most of you donig the simple human trait of siding with the strong? What if the bible said something laong the lines of it wouldn't win.... In a final battle agaisnt satan, Satan and his armies shall defeat us..... Knowingly would you still side with god? Even though he was going to lose?
but if it is finished why let the world continue. on one token more souls go to heaven, but on the other more reject jesus and get the consequences of that. and the bible seems inconclusive as to what the consequences of rejecting jesus are. many parts of the bible seem to say do good and god is with you, do evil and he is not. so what gives?
I see a a future where Christians and Satanists learn to get along and maybe even eat ice cream together while laughing and reminiscing about "those foolish days of old."