The Full Armor of God

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor 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, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. - Ephesians 6:10-18

The Woman of War

Her voice is soft but roars like thunder.
With fire in her eyes without even a whisper
She wields her sword casting demons asunder
As she rides with Christ her lord and savior

A woman of valor with the spirit of a warrior
But in worship falls prostrate as a willing captive
To the abounding eternal love of her heavenly Father
The place of freedom where joy is her master

Like Queen Ester she holds the eye of the King
As Jon of Arc the armies of heaven she does lead
Through intercession she moves the heart of the Father
Who empowers her with might as her chief commander

Led by the Spirit of divine wisdom
She mines from above like a precious silver
Hidden in the vault of her pure heart
Lies the issue of life, her divine treasure

A mighty warrior that roars like a lion
But tender in heart for the glory of Zion
Skilled in the art of war in the Lord's hand
She subdues for dominion her promise land

Strong as an ox even in bitter winter
But bold as brass if you ruffle her feathers
And yet gentle as a warm summer breeze
Her love for freedom will always set you free

This is the nature of God's great warrior!
The woman found in the heart of Abba Father
Who remains faithful in the face of great danger
As God's white knight in shining armor

Roy Roden - July 31, 2012

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