The Christian Armor
What power makes war upon the remnant church, prior to the second advent?
"And the dragon [Satan, Rev. 12:9] was wroth with the woman, and
went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments
of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Rev. 12:17.
What reward is promised to the overcomer?
"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." Rev. 2:7, 17, 26 (Rev. 3:5, 21).
Through whom are we able to conquer?
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through
Him that loved us." Rom. 8:37.
Who was the invisible leader of the army of Israel?
"Behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand; and
Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our
adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am
I now come." Joshua 5:13, 14 (1 Cor. 10:1-4).
With what weapons is the Christian warfare conducted?
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strongholds." 2 Cor. 10:4.
What are these weapons able to conquer?
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor. 10:5.
What are we to put on?
"Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil." Eph. 6:11.
What is included in the "wiles of the Devil" that one has to meet?
"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." Eph. 6:12.
What are the first essentials of the needed armor?
"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of righteousness." Eph. 6:14.
What is the truth with which one's loins are to be girded?
"Sanctify them... thy word is truth." John 17:17.
What is meant by having the loins girded?
"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind." 1 Peter
What is the "righteousness" of which the breastplate is composed?
"My tongue shall speak of thy word; for all thy commandments
are righteousness." Ps. 119:172.
With what are the feet to be shod?
"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
peace." Eph. 6:15 (James 3:18).
What piece of armor is next mentioned as necessary?
"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." Eph. 6:16 (1
John 5:4) (Heb. 11:6).
What is the last and crowning piece of armor to be put on?
"And take the helmet of salvation." Eph. 6:17.
What sword is to be used by the soldier of Christ?
"The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Eph. 6:17.
Will there be those in the remnant church who will risk their lives in the contest
against the enemy?
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word
of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Rev. 12:11.
Will this commandment keeping company be victorious under Christ, their leader?
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them
that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over
his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on
the sea of glass, having the harps of God." Rev. 15:2.