​*Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.* (Ephesians 6:14) 
 Today I will continue my exposition on spiritual warfare by looking at how the Roman soldiers dress for battle. 
When the Roman soldiers are going into battle, they girde their waist with something similar to what a weight lifter wears to give him strength and support so he won’t hurt the core of his body. It enabled the soldiers to stand stronger against their enemy. We, too, need that kind of support to give us strength in our spiritual core. 
That means we must tightly surround ourselves with truth and not allow for anything other than the truth to enter into our thinking or situation. It means asking God to keep us undeceived so that we never allow deception to take root. Knowing the truth liberates us from all possibility of deception and illuminates any darkness in our life. This doesn’t mean just know about the truth. It means know it so that it becomes part of us and we live it. 
And it is not just any truth that sets us free. It is God’s truth. Jesus said, *If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free* (John 8:31-32). 
When we wrap God’s truth around us, it protects us by strengthening our core being. The enemy uses lies to confuse people and fill them with anxiety and fear. 
The apostle John said, *we know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.* (1 John 5:19). 
The enemy’s lies completely mess up our thinking and weaken us if we believe them. Every day we must combat his lies with God’s truth. 
May the Lord show us how to gird up the core of our being with His truth so that we don’t fall into deception of any kind. May the Lord also teach us to not only know His truth, but to live in it, in Jesus name. Amen
By Otunba (Dr.) Adebayo Odunowo

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