When we go to a secular workplace we must put on the Armor of God. As a matter of fact we need to put on the Armor of God wherever we go. It is a privilege to be a Child of God, when we come to know Jesus we become part of God's family, we become soldiers in the Lord's Army, as soldiers we must be armed or we will not have any protection when we are being attacked. And we will be attacked, it is inevitable, light and darkness does not mix, and if you are of the Light in the midst of darkness you will be attacked. The darkness does not like the light, the enemy does not want to be exposed so he will use the people he has bound in darkness to attack your spirit. If you do not put the armor of God you will suffer in the battle. So we must arm ourselves every time we go out to battle. we need to train by reading the word of God daily, fellowship with other believers, talk to God always, praying in the spirit, cleansing ourselves with the word, confessing our sins, repenting and forsaking disobedience, guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. We are not perfect but we have a Perfect God. We have an intercessor named Jesus, who is interceding for us, and we have His word to guide us, We have relationship with the Lord, He is our advocate, He is the Powerful Mighty Lord who goes before us, we must also be prepared for battle, nourish our spirit with His word, through tests and trials, pray and trust and obey, seek the Lord with all our hearts minds and souls. We are part of God's Army, The Lord has the power to break every chain Amen. No Weapon formed against us shall Prosper, It may be formed but it shall not Prosper....You must put on His Armor, be prepared, be ready and alert you are in a battle...You were always in a battle, but now that you know Christ you are on the right side!!!
We are not of this world, when we come to the Lord, we join a new government, the Kingdom of God, we operate under a different system...We are under God, We should not operate as if we belong to the enemy. Yet because we live in this world sometimes we attach ourselves with people and things, ideas that are not consistent with the Word of God and we become ensnared and that is where the conflict with our soul begins. When we go to the secular workplace we work under a different "government" different ideas. I cannot stress the importance of reading the Word of God, and continual prayer, fellowship with other believers, and a growing relationship with Christ. We have to daily cleanse ourselves with the Word of God, we must put on the Armor of God every day. We must go out into our workplaces prayed up, ready and prepared to complete the work chosen for us.
Ephesians 6:10-18King James Version (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 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.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a very amazing woman, I was told that she had gone through some very horrid things. She had a very rough life but you could not tell it by looking at her face, she had a peace about her, she walked with confidence and strong faith in the Lord, I asked her how she did it after all the stuff she had gone through in her life, and she told me she physically placed the Armor of God every day. She showed me her routine, She actually made movements according to the parts of the scripture. She started by standing straight and confident she acted out the scripture, making movements accordingly. she placed her hands around her waist when she mentioned having her loins girt about with the truth, and she placed her hands on her chest when she mentioned having on the breastplate of righteousness, and so on. I thought it was awesome to see. This was her way of doing it, I thought it was interesting. She was totally into it body mind and soul. She did this in front of her children, they looked so healthy and strong and confident. They were actually in hiding from a very bad person who was trying to destroy their lives, but they had God and He replenished them, He gave them shelter, protection, friends and He increased their faith. I don't know where they are today but I feel it in my heart that they are safe and they know that the Lord is watching over them no matter what circumstance they are in. So if they can have that security, why not me or you, anyone in Christ, that armor is for us, put it on... Soldiers of the Lord, don't leave home without it. God Bless You!! In Jesus Name Amen!!!