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. (Ephesians 6:11-16 KJV)
Oh me, oh my…what a terrible time we are living in. We must, I repeat, we must be like Job; listen to what Paul said. We are not lost, we must hold on to the Lord. We must persevere, pray, trust in God and, most of all, vote. A very old saying is ‘God helps those that help themselves’. That is one way we all can stand against evil, corruption, untruths, etc. Nothing can be accomplished without the Lord and (to help yourself) voting.
Paul is talking to the Christians in the city of Ephesus, taking a political tone. The situation we are in all over the world have not suddenly jumped into the light, it’s the same old problem. This have been a problem for a very long time. And, it’s the people that put their head in the sand to not hear what is going on, to not see what is going on and certainly don’t want to do anything against what is going on that keep this churning on forever.
Verse twelve tells what we are going through in a nut shell. We wrestle not against flesh and blood because there is so much of it and it is hidden from our eyes and ears. We are constantly bombarded with principalities, powers, rulers (and those aspiring to become rulers) of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high places (does the Catholic church come to mind or many other ministers and churches?). Yes, this have been going on for more years than I can even perceive. What we are experiencing is only the latest. We only must vote and cull rightness, righteousness, and God.
Then there is peace…I do not see anyone trying to surround themselves in obtaining any sort of peace. There is too much sabre rattling, the wanting to call the bluff of another, the not having empathy for another human. We must, therefore, take up the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: (Ephesians 6:5-7 KJV)
This verse made me think about the evangelicals. I have heard what most of them are saying but this verse says not to abide to man but to God. Man is not a God and could and/or will lead you astray. The politician they are following, making excuses for and, surly, worshiping does not mean anyone any good except himself. Be careful whom you praise and worship. God is watching, and He is a jealous God (if you read the scriptures you have seen that reference many times). Don’t sell your soul to someone that constantly lie, brag and have no empathy for anyone.