Full Armor of God
The Power of God's Word
Psalm 91:1 says "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty".
Psalm 71:3 "You are my rock and my fortress".
Psalm 91:3 "Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence."
Psalm 91:4 "He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler."
Psalm 91:7 "A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you."
Psalm 91:13 "You will tread on the lion and cobra; you will trample the young lion and serpent. Because he loves Me, I will deliver him; because he knows My name, I will protect him"
Luke 10:19 "See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you."
Mark 16:17 "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
Understanding Power Vs Authority
Exercising Spiritual Authority as a Christian
For those of you who don't believe in the power of the word of God, you will view this article as a joke. But what if I told you that God's power was infinitely stronger than any machine gun, atomic bomb, knife, or musclebound attacker? What if I told you God's protection over you as a Christian will stop bullets at point blank range, stop knife attacks, stop demonic attacks, and nothing will hurt you, as long as you lean on the full strength of his word, and put on the full armor of God?
Real World Examples
I have real life examples of living as a Christian and taking hold of the authority we have as Christians (given to us by Jesus in Luke 10:19), and overcoming the evil one. Notice you will not need to go out and buy a gun, or work out at the gym, or carry a stun gun to achieve this. You simply must lean on the true word of God. My first example is Margy, who was car-jacked by a serial killer. The man put a gun to her and commanded her to drive. Why was she NOT afraid of this attacker, or afraid of losing her life? God showed her a scroll with Luke 10:19 on it, and gave her confidence, and she also heard Mark 16:17, and she overcome this encounter. She had the confidence to lay hands on this serial killer, drive the demons out of him with the word of God (despite him having a loaded gun pointed at her), and in the end - she ended up leading him to Jesus.
Example 1: Margy
Margy was Abducted by a serial killer:
Example 2: Terry
The next example I have is Terry Mize, who was shot repeatedly by a hitchhiker, but the bullets did not hit Terry at point blank range, because Terry used the scripture of God against the hitchhiker. The hitchhiker thought he would scare Terry by being demanding with a gun, but Terry said "Fear I rebuke you in the name of Jesus", "Im a man of God, and I have authority over you in the name of Jesus, and You cant kill me". He exercised his authority as a Christian. When those bullets came out, they went into the ground.