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FAITH >> The Armor

Our Armor

As gay Christians, we often face attacks from both the conservative church and the secular world. To standing in the battle ground between the "religious right" and extreme gay activists, we need to have on a full spiritual armor to stand our ground. The book of Ephesian gave us a nice imagery:

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. Stand firm than, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breast plate of righteousness in place, an with your feet fitted with the readiness that come from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:13-18)

From my own experience, we can also use a few more accessories: a cape of friendship to keep you warm, the staff of prayerfulness to help you stand, the lens of wisdom to clear your vision, and a bottle of humor to nourish you in the unbearable times.

You too, will learn about new gears in your battle. Trust that God will provide all you need. It is through prayer that we obtain what God has in store for us. He is our fortress, our commander,our provider. Whatever your equipped with, you will have to look to God for strength.