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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Armor of God


Philippians and the helmet of salvation of Ephesians 6
I don't know if the 6th epistle to the Philippians would make a keylink to Ephesians 6 but I found the study interesting.
I was wondering if there is a specific area in the bible where the armor of God is discussed so if there's one good place it is in Philippians.

I got this theory that the 7 things about the armor of God relate to the 1st 7 books of the Bible. It's not necessarily in order but here is the Ephesians passage:

Armour of God:

1 - the shield of faith (Emunah in Hebrew): reminds me Abraham Father of faith - Genesis;
2 - the sword of the Spirit: divides and Moses was in front of Pharaoh with the word of God - Exodus;
3 - the belt (loins girt about with truth): against nakedness - Leviticus;
4 - the breastplate of righteousness: Israel was tempted in many ways and how to overcome them - Numbers;
5 - the boots (feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace): has to do with walking (Halak) which is a Hey word the 5th letter of the alphabet - Deuteronomy;
6 - the helmet of salvation: Joshua and Hosea mean Salvation - Joshua;
7 - praying always: Israel was always overcome by their enemies when they forgot about God - Judges.

Ephesians 6
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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: On the subject of the Helmet of salvation:

Joshua and Hosea are on the 6th Spoke and derive from the root word meaning salvation. Joshua was also known as Hoshea or Hosea:


Deuteronomy 32:44 (KJV)
And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
The 3rd cycle's Spoke 6 is Philippians and it focuses on the mind (helmet):
The helmet protects the mind and salvation is none other than Jesus:

Philippians 2
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Philippians 2
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.

Philippians 3
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Philippians 4
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.