I didn’t think we would ever use the Armor of God armor suit that Les put on when we did the Armor of God choral reading as a family.
Just recently we finished studying each piece of the Armor of God. During the series, we had a different girl volunteer each time to put on the pieces of the armor up to the point of the material we were covering. For easier understanding, lots of pictures were used to describe the meaning of each armor piece and scripture to explain it as well. Here is a small sampling of the images used.
We always end a bible study series with a quiz/final review in a game format, which they all really get into. It really becomes deafening with all the screams and cheering on one side or the other for the team members especially when they get it right. The closer we get to the end of the game, the louder it gets.
Now, here we are years later, and Les used the same armor suit to help illustrate in practical demonstration how to fight the spiritual battle that we all wage using the appropriate scripture while putting it on. The drama did look a little different from our family version and there was a bit of excitement added. The drama included satan’s accusations with Les, the soldier, responding to the fiery darts. Graciously, Zachery’s friend, Alex, visiting from Mt. Zion school of ministries, helped fill Satan’s role and portrayed and prowled around like a lion looking for that weak, open spot to attack, and how he would devour the soldier, Les. He came from within the crowd of kids with a big roar and even stalk the kids a little. Les was taunted, accused, and stalked by the devil. He used his shield to guard himself and somewhat steer the “lion” away. He remained attentive and alert. I think they enjoyed it and now have a better idea how to use each armor piece.
The LORD God has given us such a huge gift with this armor in Ephesians 6:10-18. I, Catherine, learned a lot as I prepared for each lesson. This has to be one of my favorite studies.
Being followers of Christ, we are all soldiers in His army. What kind of soldier are you? Are you fitted well with your armor on? Is it in good shape: polished, sharpened, and fitted? Are you practiced up? Are you prepared for the “spiritual battle” that is waging around you? Are you standing strong and continuing to stand?
May the LORD God help us to STAND FIRM in our faith in “the day”.
- Thank you Les for being a “good sport” and playing the part of the soldier.
- Thank you Zachery for helping translate such important truths for these young soldiers.
- Thank you Alex for your willingness in the last-minute request to participate in the drama.
- Thank you Olga for recording this drama.
- Thank you Lael for the special picture.
- Thank you Mom DeRoos for finding it, getting it ready, and sending it to us.