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Advent 2020: The Whole Armor of God by Katie Blanding


“Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

-Ephesians 6:11


December 9, 2020

The Whole Armor of God

As we enter the Advent season and prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, we pause to reflect on the challenges of this year: the pandemic, principalities in political circles spewing divisionary tactics, and an aversion to many of our Christian values. Even so, I am comforted by the knowledge that we have a Savior whose love, grace, and mercy will sustain us through all situations.

The action required of us is manifested in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, which gives encouragement and hope. Beginning with Ephesians 6:13, Paul lists the ‘whole’ spiritual armor of God, which every Christian must adorn to conquer the ‘wiles’ of Satan. Therefore, we must be strong in the Lord, for we will only be victorious and overcome the evil of the world through our relationship with Him.


Dear Father,

strengthen us that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the world.


Sister Katie Blanding

Church School


Advent 2020

Join us in a time of reflection, anticipation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2020.

Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you to hear the words of those reflecting, anticipating, and contemplating with you in community as we thank God for what God has done, notice what God is actively doing and anticipate what God will do next.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline. Chart and journal for yourself what God has done, what God is doing, and what God is illuminating for you in this season.



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