Armor of God, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Righteousness, Union with Christ

EPISODE 442 – THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 – The Complete Armor Of God 8

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Tuesday 9th, April 2024
 

THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 – 

The Complete Armor Of God 8



“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,and having on the breastplate of righteousness

Ephesians 6:14 (KJV)



What kind of damage do you think will be caused when an arrow is shot directly at a soldier’s chest or rib area?

Such an attack may lead to death or serious injury. This is why the soldier’s breastplate is essential.

The breastplate is a defensive armor.

We are in a warfare against principalities and evil rulers of darkness; and at every given time, these evil forces would want to attack you in areas where they will cause you a lot of damage.

The adversary is interested in destroying the core of your being.

And this is why apart from the belt of truth you also need the breastplate of righteousness.

A good soldier armed and ready for battle will put on his breastplate.
The breastplate is an armor gear which covers the soldier from the neck to the waist. It also covers both the front and the back of a soldier.

The breastplate protects the vital areas of a soldier’s body, like the heart, lungs etc.

You have to understand that this warfare is not physical but spiritual. Though the adversary may afflict a person’s physical body with sicknesses and diseases, such afflictions or infirmities begin in the spirit.

It is not a fight against flesh and blood, but unseen forces.

The list of God’s armor we are looking into is not physical armor. This is a spiritual armor given to us by the Lord.

This is not an armor created by believers. It is the Lord who has provided us with this armor. Our role is to put it on intentionally.

This warfare mainly takes place in the spirit and the soul.

The wiles and schemes of the devil are deceptive thoughts.

The belt of truth girds your mind against every deceptive thought of the devil against the reality and revelation of Christ.

The breastplate of righteousness also defends your heart against every arrow of condemnation.

One of the strong deceptive arrows of the adversary is condemnation. Condemnation is the root of most believers’ challenges.

Condemnation makes you walk in fear. It makes you feel undeserving and worthless. Condemnation makes you lose confidence to commune with the Lord.

Most believers are not able to exercise the authority given to them in Christ because of condemnation and guilt.

Most believers are conscious of their sins or wrongs and imperfections.

When you commune with most believers, and ask them about their righteousness, they will boldly tell you, “I am not righteous, no man is righteous and no man can be righteous”.

The truth is that no man can be righteous by his or her efforts. Therefore Jesus legally gave us His righteousness.

The righteousness which we have in Christ is not our self-made righteousness. The righteousness which we have in Christ is the righteousness of God.

“For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (TPT)

You are not made righteous by your own works or efforts. You are made righteous in Christ through your union with Christ.

To put on the breastplate of righteousness is not to put on your righteousness. Remember, the armor is called the armor of God.

“Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us…” Ephesians 6:11 (TPT).

The armor is not your self-generated armor. The breastplate of righteousness is the righteousness of God.

When the adversary comes at you with thoughts of condemnation and guilt, refuse to see your weakness and wrongs. Instead, acknowledge how Christ has made you the righteousness of God in Him through His obedience.

To put on the breastplate of righteousness is to walk daily in the consciousness of how Christ has made you righteous through your union with Him.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Ephesians 6:10-18; Isaiah 59:12-17; Jeremiah 23:6; 1 Corinthians 1:30 )
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we shall always behold and walk in the consciousness of our righteousness in Christ.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
2 Kings 7 – 10
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
 
– I am justified by the finished work of Christ.
 
– My confidence and boast are not in my self-effort but in the finished work of Christ.
 
– I am justified by faith.
 
– I have no sense of guilt and condemnation, I am justified.
 
Oh thank you Lord Jesus!!

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To help you build a proper foundation of spiritual understanding.

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To help you build a proper foundation of spiritual understanding.

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Beha Flora
Beha Flora
3 months ago

Glory To God.
I am the righteousness of God.
Thank you Lord Jesus!!

Beha Flora
Beha Flora
3 months ago

I am one with God.

Beha Flora
Beha Flora
3 months ago

My boast Is In the Lord.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
3 months ago

I acknowledge how Christ has made me the righteousness of God in Him through His obedience.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
3 months ago

I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ
Far beyond my wrongs I am justified
Till eternity, my righteousness is sealed in Jesus Christ

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
3 months ago

The righteousness which we have in Christ is the righteousness of God.You are made righteous in Christ through your union with Christ.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
3 months ago

I love how TPT puts it :

“For God made THE ONLY ONE WHO DID NOT KNOW SIN to become sin for us, so that WE WHO DID NOT KNOW RIGHTEOUSNESS might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (TPT)
THERE WAS AN EXCHANGE
THAT’S HOW COME I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
3 months ago

I am justified in Christ
Justification is God’s own action to make me righteous.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
Reply to  Belinda Teye
2 months ago

I’m justified

Oliver Aziabor.
Oliver Aziabor.
3 months ago

My confidence and boast are not in my self-effort but in the finished work of Christ.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
Reply to  Oliver Aziabor.
2 months ago

My boast is in his finished works

Oliver Aziabor.
Oliver Aziabor.
3 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus.

Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
3 months ago

“To put on the breastplate of righteousness is to walk daily in the consciousness of how Christ has made me righteous through my union with Him..”

I am made righteous by the finished work of Christ, therefore I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus

Last edited 3 months ago by Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
3 months ago

. I put on the full and complete armour of God provided for me by walking in the consciousness of these realities.
I put on the breastplate of righteousness by walking in the consciousness of my righteousness in Christ. Thank you Apostle Sir.

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
3 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ.

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
Reply to  Diana Aline
3 months ago

In all things I will acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bumbede
Bumbede
3 months ago

Glory to God
This is very striking: it is the whole armour of God (of God) and not of yourself/ self effort.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
3 months ago

The breastplate of righteousness is a defensive armor

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
3 months ago

I intentionally put on the whole armor of God

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
3 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus! Because of my union with Christ I share the same righteousness as Christ!

Thank you Apostle for this rich verity !!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
3 months ago

I walk daily in the consciousness of my righteousness in Christ through my union with Him !

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
3 months ago

‭Isaiah 59:16-17 AMP‬
[16] He saw that there was no man, And was amazed that there was no one to intercede [on behalf of truth and right]; Therefore His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His own righteousness sustained Him. [17] For He [the Lord] put on righteousness like a coat of armor, And salvation like a helmet on His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And covered Himself with zeal [and great love for His people] as a cloak.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
3 months ago

‭1 Corinthians 1:30 AMPC‬
[30] But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

Thank you for the breastplate of righteousness that prevent me for walking in fear

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

I put on the full armour of God so that I can stand in the evil day

Last edited 3 months ago by Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
2 months ago

Glory Glory

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

I pray in the Spirit on all occasions so that I am alert

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Reply to  Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

I keep my fire burning

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

I put on righteousness as the breastplate of God

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

Christ has become wisdom for us

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
3 months ago

For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (TPT)
Thank you Lord Jesus for your righteousness

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
3 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus..

This is Good news. I embrace it by consciously acknowledging the righteousness of God at work in me, by the virtue of my union with Christ.

Simon
Simon
3 months ago

I walk daily in the consciousness of what Christ has done for me

Simon
Simon
3 months ago

I am completely complete
Hallelujah

Simon
Simon
3 months ago

I refuse to walk in condemnation

Simon
Simon
3 months ago

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus
Glorreeyyy

Simon
Simon
3 months ago

Thank you Jesus

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
3 months ago

I am conscious of my righteousness daily
Not of y flaws or sins

Bless Adekpe
Bless Adekpe
3 months ago

This is amazing mostly when I read this scripture I use to think of efforts I have to put in place as a soldier of the cross but reading this has made me realise that all I have to do is to be intentional that God has already provided these things for me and all I have to do is to use them.
Thank you so much Apostle sir

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
3 months ago

I’m not made righteous by my own works or efforts. I’m made righteous in Christ through my union with Christ.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

The breastplate is a defensive armor. Hence my righteousness is also a defensive armor.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

The breastplate protects the vital areas of a soldier’s body, like the heart, lungs etc.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

The armor I use in fighting are spiritual. And these armors are supplied to me by the Lord. My responsibility is to put them on as I fight

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

Condemnation is the root of most believers’ challenges.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

1. Condemnation makes you walk in fear.
2. It makes you feel undeserving and worthless.
3. Condemnation makes you lose confidence to commune with the Lord.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

No man can be righteous by his or her efforts. Therefore Jesus legally gave us His righteousness.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

I am made righteous through my union with Christ. My righteousness is not as a result of my self efforts.
Thank you Jesus.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

The breastplate of righteousness is the righteousness of God not my self generated righteousness.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

To put on the breastplate of righteousness is to walk daily in the consciousness of how Christ has made you righteous through your union with Him.
Oh glory to Jesus!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
3 months ago

I have no sense of guilt and condemnation, I am justified.

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Dziedzorm Esther
Dziedzorm Esther
3 months ago

I am justified by the finished work of Christ.

 

My confidence and boast are not in my self-effort but in the finished work of Christ.

Glory to God!!!

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Addo Ebenezer
Addo Ebenezer
3 months ago

Thank you lord Jesus

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