The Orange Armor of God
- 2 oranges
- Tall, clear, glass jar or vase full of water
Can you imagine a knight back in the olden days going into battle without his armor Do you think he would have a chance in the world of making it out alive? I don’t think so either.
The armor they would wear was made out of metal and would cover every inch of their bodies from the top of their heads down to their tiniest little toes. Can you imagine someone coming at you looking like that? Would you run away? I KNOW I WOULD! Yikes!
Well, the armor of God is the exact same for us as Christians. We MUST have it when we go into battle.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
If you don’t have the armour of God the DEVIL IS GOING TO WIN! The bible says you CANNOT STAND UP AGAINST HIM WITHOUT IT!
And this is why:
12 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.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Well, let me show you this little guy… his name is George and he… well, he USED to be full of the Holy Ghost and was on FIRE for God but well, he hasn’t been doing so good lately.
You see, he started listening to his teacher in a public school that told him that there was NO GOD
PEEL OFF A PART OF SKIN
And then his friends started making fun of him for being a goody two shoes and for going to church.
PEEL OFF MORE
They called him a sissy for reading his bible at school so he stopped that also
PEEL OFF MORE
And little by little, the fire went out, the love for God that he had drifted away until soon he had rid himself of everything that made him a Christian.
He started hanging around the wrong people, saying the wrong things, acting out at school and talking back to his parents and soon, ALL HIS ARMOUR WAS COMPLETELY GONE
Check him out – do you think he has any chance at all in this spiritual battle?
DOES HE HAVE:
- His belt of truth
- Breastplate of righteousness;
- His feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
- The shield of faith
- The helmet of salvation
- The sword of the Spirit?
NO! Poor George her has NONE OF THAT!
When he goes into battle, do you think he is going to claim victory or sink to the bottom and drown?
Yeah, I don’t think he has a chance… he just forgot his armor.
PUT THE PEELED ORANGE IN THE JAR AND WATCH IT MISERABLY SINK TO THE BOTTOM
You see without protection, when you face the things that life and the devil will throw against you, you will never be able to stay above it all!
But this guy here! Meet Tom!
PULL OUT THE INTACT ORANGE
He has been praying! He has been reading his bible, going to church, meaning the preaching, worshiping and loving God with all of His heart and NOW! Look at him! He has the WHOLE armor of God!
PUT THIS ORANGE IN THE WATER AND WATCH IT FLOAT TO THE TOP
When you are living for God, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER!
When you are full of the Holy Ghost and living right, there is nothing that the devil or anyone else can do to keep you down. YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT HEAVEN AND TAKE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WITH YOU!