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No Armor in the Back in the Armor of God

No Armor in the Back in the Armor of God – Even the Roman Soldiers didn’t have armor in the back. They were trained and knew you couldn’t flee or retreat. They had to continue and press forward in the battle no matter the cost.

No Armor in the Back in the Armor of God

No Armor in the Back

There’s no armor in the back that tells us we are not to retreat! We cannot flee from the devil. The Bible tells us the devil must flee from us. James 4:7 This shows us we must give up our life for Jesus. Deny our self and take up our cross daily. Matthew 16:24. It also tells us in both Matthew and Luke, that if we lose our life for Him, we will gain our life. We are in a spiritual warfare. One that is not seen. There is a battle always going on. We cannot retreat or flee from the battle either! We must press on!

The complete Armor of God protects us from the front as we are moving forward into battle. Like the song I remember singing a child, “Onward Christian Soldiers.”. See the lyrics to that song below.

Verse 1

Onward, Christian soldiers,
marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
see his banner go!

Refrain:

Onward, Christian soldiers,
marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
going on before!

Verse 2

At the sign of triumph
Satan’s host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
at the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
loud your anthems raise!

[Refrain]

Verse 3

Like a mighty army
moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine,
one in charity.

[Refrain]

Verse 4

Onward, then, ye people,
join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
in the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and honor,
unto Christ the King;
This thro’ countless ages
men and angels sing.

[Refrain]

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Pressing on

Not only do we need to wear the Full Armor of God, but we cannot retreat or flea from the devil. Remember the devil has to flea from us. But no matter the battle we face, we must keep on, keeping on. That means we must press forward. We cannot run the other way. When we run the other way, that is when we get attacked. We are vulnerable in the back with no armor.

Besides if we are pressing forward we are showing we totally surrendered to God’s Will and trust in Him and Him alone. We know that He will see us through. So keep advancing forward! Do not flee, retreat or surrender to the devil. Besides, Christ won the battle! It is a fixed battle you can say. So we won’t lose!

The Armor of God

 

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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