Jacob’s LadderNov 17th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials
By Jacob Bembry
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13
The Greek word for withstand is anthistemi (pronounced anth-is-tay-mee). Sounds kind of like antihistamine whose root words come from anti (against) and histemi (to cause to stand) or put together, to cause to stand against. When allergies or hay fever threaten us, the first thing we reach for is the antihistamine. It helps us breathe more freely.
Like antihistamines inhibit allergic reactions, the whole armor of God as described in Ephesians 6 inhibits evil forces from harming us.
Remember, each day to put on the whole armor of God, so you can withstand the attack of the devil. Put on the sword of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the helmet of salvation so that you may be able to quench Satan’s fiery darts.
Grab a dose of God’s antihistamine and discover how pure the air is when you breathe.