Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
With everything that is going on around us, people are searching for something to make the madness make sense. Sometimes the world offers more questions than we seem to have answers. Whether we want to believe it or not, our world is in a state of chaos. Some none realist may say its not that bad, or its just part of life. But if you pull back from the nonchalant approach to life and really look at the constant turmoil our world is facing, there is no way you can sit back, with a first class seat and passively watch our world implode.
With the outbreak of Ebola, the earthquake in Nepal, the senseless killings of unarmed black men, and last but not least the horrific racial shooting in Charleston South Carolina, I would say we’re living in chaos. Or, better yet, we are in spiritual warfare.
The definition to stand, means to maintain an upright position with your feet. It means to cause or make to stand, to make firm, fix or establish, to cause a person or a thing to keep his or its place
Outside of the chaos, we have an armor that will not be defeated. And all we’re required to do is stand. The armor represents God’s power. God’s authority. And God’s word. This is not the time to give up, nor is it the time to give in. It is time to Stand!
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.