We are to equip ourselves with the breastplate of righteousness (Ephesians 6:14) as we move forward to show the love of Christ to the world. We need to protect the heart which is the seat of the soul and the lungs which are the engine used to create speech if we are to be effective in our battles with the forces of evil.

The righteousness that we wear in this war is not of our own making. It is ours only by grace through the blood of the cross that was given to us as righteousness when we answered the call of Jesus (Philippians 3:9). This righteousness will deflect the darts of the demons of this world and protect us from the wiles of Satan as we move forward in our work for the Lord. It is not by our work that we obtain this righteousness; it is with the protection of this grace given righteousness that we are able to do the work of the Lord.

If your heart has heard the call of the Lord and you have not answered fearing the world and Satan. Fear not for by grace you will granted righteousness to deflect the arrows of the evil one. Answer today. Heed the call.