In Ephesians 6:10-17, Paul wrote how to be armed with God’s power. We know from 2 Corinthians 10:4 that the weapons of our warfare are not flesh but spiritual.
I love to think about God being armed. Isaiah 59:14 reads like today’s news. It says, “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” The end of verse 15 says, “…Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.”
What did He do? Verse 16-17 says, “…therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.”
As always, the Lord is our example. Righteousness is conforming our thoughts, purpose, and actions to His will. We must raise our thoughts to agree with His word. His purpose for America will not be thwarted. Let us cloak ourselves with zeal for the Lord’s name.
The word zeal means: ardor, passion, and jealousy. Paul used the words ‘godly jealousy’ in 2 Corinthians 11:2. Psalm 119:138 says, “My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten Your words.”
If you have little or no zeal against what is happening in our nation, then I implore you to ask the Lord to stir up your spirit like He did in Haggai. We must zealously seize this opportunity to make the name of Jesus famous.
Ephesians 6:18 says, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” Ask the Holy Spirit HOW you should pray in this evil hour.
1 Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”