Ephesians 6:10-18 "The whole armor of God"
Item Number: R102
The Card Outside
The whole armor of God...
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand
against the devils’ schemes. For our struggle is not against
flesh and blood, but against rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore
put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done
everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt
of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of
righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with
the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all of this, take up the shield of faith, with
which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind,
be alert and always keep on praying for all saints.
The Card Inside
I can fight the dragon, creeping toward my back
Though he thinks I’m too afraid I will still attack.
I’ll hold up my sword of words the King did give to me
Even if no blow is struck it’s presence makes him flee.
My helmet bares the promise, my life with God’s aligned
Gives to me my Fathers thoughts and renews my mind.
I’ll keep my shield of faith, my vision being true.
It has helped me many times with dragons I have slew.
My feet shall go forth with peace to set all captives free
my loins are girded up with truth, not swayed by enemies.
The honor of my King, is protection for my heart,
and it is through His righteousness that I am set apart.
But first a prayer to guarantee that I am not alone
This is where my army comes down from ‘round the throne.
Such a sight you’ll never see, angels coming fast with
beating wings, and grand valor to fight this dark outcast.
The battle is a tough one but victory is ours to claim
Our King assures the outcome we fight in His great name!
Bridgette Mongeon 1998 ©
God’s Word -Ephesians 6:10-18
“The whole armor of God...”
From the desk of Sculptor - Bridgette Mongeon
To the brethren, knighted in Christ,
I loved sculpting this piece. I have often been asked, “Would you ever sculpt a gargoyle or a dragon?” My reply was always, “Only if an angel was sitting on his head.” So for a very long time, in my heart and mind was this angel sitting on the dragon’s head squishing his eye. I have tried to sculpt the little boy with armor several times, but something was always missing. It was Halloween, I was in the studio and it came to me. Within that evening I had roughed in this piece. I love it when things like this happen; it is truly divine inspiration.
Let’s focus on the suit of armor that this young knight has on. As you read through the scripture you will find that each piece has its place and purpose. To give a full study on this scripture would take too much space. Allow me touch on some of the things that stand out for me.
It is not by our own strength that we fight those things in our lives or in this world but we can be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
I try to keep all parts of my armor on and in check; it is not always easy but I know that ...when the day of evil comes I can stand my ground.
Sometimes you feel like you have done everything you can do, of your own might and through God. Notice what He says, when you have done everything, to stand. Keep standing knowing your King and His promises.
And on a final note, personally I also believe there is great power in prayer. Somehow the angels of heaven rally around us to help with our fight, as this angel has done for Dustin. So as you are standing, don’t forget to pray.
I am very excited about this piece and its corresponding poem. Thank you so much for loving it as I do.
Help us to keep our armor intact, and to know our King and His promises.
When we are tired, help us to stand, and dear Lord I ask for the protection of Your angels.
In Jesus name I pray,
Ephesians 6:10-18 sculpture