“Therefore, put on the full ARMOR of GOD
so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil.
Then after the BATTLE you will still be standing firm.
Stand your ground,
By putting on the belt of TRUTH and
the body ARMOR of God’s righteousness.
What Happened Later
For seven years, Erin often took the bus home by herself, but she was never ever alone. God was preparing her to become very comfortable being set apart so that she would be ready to travel around the world “listening to a word behind her” so she knew when to go “right or left.” "He led” Erin to meet people all around the world who longed for a Mighty Warrior Who would never leave or forsake them, Someone to battle for them. Someone Who would always be closer than a brother and Who loved them more than a mother. A Heavenly Father Who would comfort them when their parents divorced.
And because His blessings are passed to many generations, Kate did the same—traveling and meeting people around the world. Little girls and boys and moms who spoke many languages but welcomed His love.
“Mighty Warrior Prince of Peace”
Did you know you have been called into the family of God as His Prince? You have, and this means that the enemy will oppose you with lies. This is why you must be wiser than your enemy and put on the helmet of salvation to be saved from the lies that will rob you of your reward! You must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
And as His Prince, His Mighty Warrior, you are required to “put on the full ARMOR of GOD so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the BATTLE, you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, TRUST GOD, to give you a quiver full of children, by putting on the belt of TRUTH and the body ARMOR of God’s righteousness.”
Remember Kate and Edward, who you read about in Horses Hoped For? Well, when Kate married her husband Anthony, both men, Anthony and Edward, agreed that putting on your armor every day is invaluable—especially the shoes you wear. To be fully prepared, they know that the shoes must be the shoes of PEACE, like your Brother, the Prince of Peace.
Throughout your life, your Brother, the Prince of Peace, Who walked on earth before taking His throne, who is now seated next to your Father in heaven, also wore and put on the same shoes—the shoes of PEACE.
Your battle is unlike the battles you may enjoy watching, playing, or reading about. That’s because "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."
This is why it’s important to be sure to always hold up the SHIELD OF FAITH to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. And the only way to do this successfully is to put on salvation as your HELMET.
Being prepared to go into battle means you must always be careful to both feed and cleanse your mind and soul with God’s Word, which has been given to you—in order that you may readily and quickly take up the SWORD of the Spirit, which IS the Word of God.”
Not only is the Prince of Peace, your Brother, but He is waiting and hoping to become your Forever Best Friend. The brother who will be there to go into every battle you face the moment you call out or even cry out to the HIM in your trouble; because He promises to save you from every one of your distresses. He has sent His Word, which will heal you from all your fears and save you from every destruction.
Did you know that every mighty warrior has learned to profit from fear? It is not that you need to become fearless; it's just the opposite. As a mighty warrior, you will soon understand just how to use fear for good to remind you never to attempt to battle the enemy on your own. You will also come to understand that to feel embarrassed or ashamed when you feel weak because it means you are His true warrior. Listen to one of the greatest warriors of God, Paul, who once said to his fellow warriors, “‘God’s grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of the Most High God may dwell in me. Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, that the power of the Messiah, God’s promised Deliverer of all evil may rest upon you and me.
Paul also said, “It is for His sake” that he entered into all battles, “for when I am weak, then I am strong.” This is why his predecessor, a mighty warrior who fought before him, Peter, proclaimed to men of God like you, “In this greatly rejoice, even though for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold (which is perishable) even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory and honor.”