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I am serving a 2 year mission in Montana/Wyoming For the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints (Mormons)I have been out over a year and I love it

Friday, April 29, 2011

Armor of God

On April 27, 2010 I was in Powell Wyoming and I went over to a house of one of my favorite people Abraham and we started to talk like we always do and talk about the scriptures and he had a card  with some scriptures on it and it was about the Armor of God;

Ephesians 6:11-17  

Shield of Faith
Armour of God"11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 
12For 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. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye maybe able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truthand having on the breastplate of righteousness
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace
16Above all, taking the shield of faithwherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
17And take the helmet of salvationand the sword othe Spirit,which is the word of  God:"
     Now the part that I want to talk about in verse 16 where is says "above all, taking the shield of faith," I think it is really interesting that it says above all I have asked a lot of people why would it say that why is the shield of faith so important? My companion when I got this card said, 
     "Well a shield is your first and last defense its the last thing that you put on when you are going to a battle but its the first thing that you use. It also takes the hardest hits."
      Then when I came here to Cody I asked a few more people and my companion at the time said, 
     "It dose all of that and much more your shield shows who you are and what you stand for, it shows who's side you are on, it shows the kind of person that you are." 
     When we have the shield of faith we show that we follow God and Jesus Christ and we have Faith in their love for us and His atonement. I can tell you that I know that God loves us more than we can imagine and that Jesus Christ did something so great for us that made it possible for us to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father. I am so great full that I have the chance to be here online and show my shield of faith.
Elder Matthews

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