11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
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, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Truth: Jesus is the Truth.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Righteousness: Our righteousness will never do, so Jesus gives us His.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Preparation of the Gospel of Peace: Jesus saved us, and as long as we are still in this world our main purpose is to tell others of Him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Faith: Our faith must be in Jesus alone, or our shield will not withstand attacks.
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Salvation: Jesus is the only one who can save us.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Word of God: Jesus is the Word.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Each piece of the armour of God points to Jesus and our relationship with Him.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
When we put on the whole armour of God, we are putting on the Lord Jesus Christ. When the world looks at us, they should only see Him. All too often, when the world looks at us they may as well be looking in a mirror. Time is short and every day countless souls leave this world. The population of Hell is growing rapidly and it's up to Christians to teach people that there is hope. When the world looks at you, will they see Jesus, or a reflection of their own hopelessness? Let's show them Jesus!