Are you armed?

Are you armed?


We do not need weapons if there is no war. The fact that the bible tells us that we must be armed is a sign that there is a war going on.


Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:11, saying: “ Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes”.


The word “scheme” is translated from the Greek word "methodeia", which can be interpreted as "tactic, technique or lie in wait”. Which means that in this scripture, Paul warns the Church of Ephesians that there is a tactic or a trap which they must be warned, and above all they must be armed in order to stand their ground.

Many fall into the trap because they are unaware of these tactics and the condition to bear the FULL armor of God. Why do I insist on the word "FULL"? Because this is the condition (according to the letter of Paul) to defeat the enemy because in verse 13 (Ephesians 6: 13) he wrote saying: " Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand".



Every Christian should know that there is always a bad or evil day prepared by the devil but if he puts on the full armor of God, the victory is certain. In verse 12 (Ephesians 6:12), Paul makes clear that the war is not physical but spiritual i.e. that there is no need of bombs, grenades, machine guns but there is a need of spiritual weapons and they are seven (You can find the weapons in Ephesians 14-18).

If you are saved i.e. you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and your Savior, you wear one of the seven weapons, but you still need the other six.

The spiritual war is a reality whether you accept it or not!

The good news is that we are involved in a war that Jesus has already won for us. We only need to put on the full armor of God and fight in Jesus name through prayer.



Chris Ndikumana


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