The Lord is asking us to get really serious about putting on our Armor each morning, and it’s one of our greatest protections. He is also wanting us to include filters with each piece, lining our armor with virtues we struggle with. I encourage you all to customize your armor according to your need!
HELMET – So first is the Helmet. It’s protection to control your thoughts. When you put on your helmet, always encase the helmet with the blood of Jesus. Ask yourself what thoughts attack your mind? Are you prone to discouragement, self-hatred, condemnation, etc.?
So when you put on your helmet, encase it with the blood of Jesus then ask for filters opposite of what you struggle with or how you feel. Ask for the Lord to line your helmet with filters of courage, confidence in God, joy, thanksgiving, gratitude, and infused with perseverance.
EARFLAPS – Earflaps protect you from the enemy’s lies.
So when you put on your helmet, you then want to receive your Ear Flaps and cover your ears and line them with filters of truth.
GUARD OVER EYES & MOUTH – Then you put a guard over your eyes and your mouth to protect how you see others — also to protect what comes out of your mouth.
You also want to ask for filters. What do you struggle — with talking too much, gossiping, or always seeing the worst or faults of others?
So then you want to put on the LENS OF MERCY over your eyes and a GUARD OF LOVE over your mouth with filters of purity, of love, and even of silence, and sometimes a Holy Gag.
Then you receive the CHAIN MAIL OF HUMILITY. This is extra protection over your heart before putting on the breastplate and I usually ask the Lord to dip it in His Blood and line the chain mail with filters of lowliness.
BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – Then you put on the Breast Plate of Righteousness as protection over your heart which is the most sensitive and vulnerable target.
Your Breast Plate is for the FRONT AND BACK. Ask for filters of peace, courage, and brotherly love, and encase your breastplate with the blood of Jesus.
Whatever you struggle with, discontentment that causes your heart to grumble, anxiety you can ask for an extra covering of contentment, purity any virtues you need over your breastplate over your heart… You can even ask for SLEEVES OF PATIENCE.
BELT OF TRUTH – Then you put on your belt of truth. This is to protect your integrity and discernment. Ask for filters on your belt. I usually ask that my belt is lined with filters of prayer, watchfulness and perseverance, and obedience.
CHASITY BELT – This is to protect you from sexual and sensual desires or dreams. I always ask that my Chasity belt is lined with contentment and purity. I put it on in the morning and I put it on at night with my whole armor.
BIG GIRL/ BOY BRITCHES – Then I put on my big girl and big boy britches. Well, big Girl britches for me, and big Boy britches for — you men [smile]. You wear this on top of your Chasity belt like underwear and you must ask the Lord and put a demand on his anointing. To anoint you to do all that he has asked you to do to fulfill your obligations and it helps you not to fall into self-pity because this helps you to be able to handle everything that is on your plate, that the Lord demands of you.
SHOES OF PEACE —Then I receive the shoes of peace. This protects your walk with the Lord and what you bring to others. When you put on the shoes of peace, ask that your shoes be covered with strips of the Beatitudes. So everywhere you walk, everywhere you go, you come, and you walk in the virtues of the beatitudes.
SWORD IN THE SPIRIT — Then I receive the sword in spirit. Receive all your swords and know how to use them.
SHIELD OF FAITH — Receive the shield of faith and always ask the Lord to encase your shield of faith with the blood of Jesus. Line it with filters of fortitude, patience, and favor. I then encircle my shield of faith around me covering me like a turtle shell.
Then you ask the Lord to coat your armor with patience, endurance, and perseverance.
CLOAKS — Lastly you want to receive the cloaks. These are additions as well. Cloaks help seal your armor with virtue and the fruits of the spirits. I always ask for the Cloak of heroic courage, love, obedience, faith, hope, kindness, patience, meekness, self-control, compassion, trust, gratitude, thanksgiving, and a cloak of heroic humility. Whatever virtues you need, ask for as many as you want and receive those cloaks to seal up your armor so that you walk in great humility.
Alright, God bless you, family. I hope this blesses you and encourages you to really put on your armor daily, to visualize yourself in your armor, and to get serious about battle.