Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13
PREPARATION TO STAND is done when we bow– bow to the authority of Jesus Christ; Bow to his judgement, his truth, his way, when we “die daily” to our self, that Christs life may be manifest in us, when we put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the girdle of truth, when we shod our feet to walk upright, through studying and rightly dividing the word of God, when we unsheathe our sword of truth and practice raising our shield of faith in the face of adversity.
Like the song says:
“I believe in spite of the circumstance,
FAITH is there in place of the evidence,
in the face of the storm,
and though battered and torn;
I can stand on the ROCK, for I BELIEVE GOD!”
Be prepared- this is a battlefield for your soul!