Did You Fasten The Belt Of Truth?
My husband and I recently had the privilege to go see “Wonder Woman 1984” for a date night. Yes, in a movie theater, seats were reserved online, and our nearest neighbor was four seats away (For context, this was early 2021).
Without giving away much of the film, I’m sure most people are aware of Wonder Woman’s golden lasso of truth. She keeps it securely attached to her waist at all times. Wonder Woman’s golden lasso is not only known for making her enemies tell the truth, but it also makes people see the truth.
In the Bible, believers are instructed to put on an even more powerful piece of equipment around our waists. We are instructed to “stand our ground, putting on the belt of truth” (Eph. 6:14).
The only way to know Truth is to go to the source- Jesus.
As believers, we must actively be in God’s Word. We must stay diligent in prayer. And we must continue to ask for discernment from the Lord. It’s only by seeking truth that we can defeat the lies of our enemy, the devil.
Lies often sound like the truth. The devil himself thrives on half-truths (Genesis 3). That’s why staying in God’s Word is pertinent (John 17:17). We cannot fend off the attacks of our enemy if we don’t know God’s Word. We will be easily swayed by the “logic” of a sweet-sounding lie. Our Father in Heaven is so set apart from lies and deceit that He has no place for these things in His Kingdom.
As Christians, you and I are warriors in the faith. We are not battling flesh and blood; we are battling the unseen dark forces in this world and forces of evil in the spiritual realm (Ephesians 6:12). If we are not reaching for God and seeking the Source of Truth, how easy it will be to be led astray.
And since I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me? Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.John 6:46-47
Church, stay alert! Seek the Lord. Be persistent in prayer (Ephesians 6:18). Actively be in the Word of Truth.
Ultimate freedom and victory is found only in The Truth.
May we fasten our belts of truth and courageously put on the full armor of God.
The battle is at hand.
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will be still standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for believers everywhere.Ephesians 6:10-18