Stand Wrapped In Truth

Ephesian 6:14a - Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist...

It is interesting that Paul likens truth to a buckled belt. A buckled belt is one of the most secure devices when it comes to clothing. I doubt zippers were invented in Paul's time but we all know zippers can't be trusted, its why most preachers do a quick check of their fly before preaching. A knotted sash or rope are also not entirely reliable, we have all had shoe laces come untied.

The belt also pulls everything together and holds them in the place we have set them, securely keeping things in their place.

And why do we need truth wrapped around us, securing everything? Because we are battling against the Father of Lies. He lies to us about our position and security, he lies to us about the character of God, he lies to us about our future, our past and our present, he even lies about who he is, in an attempt to limit our effectiveness.

Some truth statements and supporting scriptures to wrap around yourself are below, taken from another list online:

  • I am complete in Him Who is the head over all rule and authority—of every angelic and earthly power (Colossians 2:10).
  • I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
  • I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
  • I am far from oppression, and will not live in fear (Isaiah 54:14).
  • I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).
  • I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16).
  • I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5).
  • I have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
  • The Spirit of God, who is greater than the enemy in the world, lives in me (1 John 4:4).
  • I have received abundant grace and the gift of righteousness and reign in life through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
  • I have received the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my heart enlightened, so that I know the hope of having life in Christ (Ephesians 1:17-18).
  • I have received the power of the Holy Spirit and He can do miraculous things through me.I have authority and power over the enemy in this world (Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:17-19).
  • I am renewed in the knowledge of God and no longer want to live in my old ways or nature before I accepted Christ (Colossians 3:9-10).
  • I am merciful, I do not judge others, and I forgive quickly. As I do this by God’s grace, He blesses my life (Luke 6:36-38).
  • God supplies all of my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
  • In all circumstances I live by faith in God and extinguish all the flaming darts (attacks) of the enemy (Ephesians 6:16).
  • I can do whatever I need to do in life through Christ Jesus who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13).
  • I am chosen by God who called me out of the darkness of sin and into the light and life of Christ so I can proclaim the excellence and greatness of who He is (1 Peter 2:9).
  • I am born again—spiritually transformed, renewed and set apart for God’s purpose—through the living and everlasting word of God (1 Peter 1:23).
  • I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works that He has prepared for me to do (Ephesians 2:10).
  • I am a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
  • In Christ, I am dead to sin—my relationship to it is broken—and alive to God—living in unbroken fellowship with Him (Romans 6:11).
  • The light of God’s truth has shone in my heart and given me knowledge of salvation through Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).
  • As I hear God’s Word, I do what it says and I am blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25).
  • I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me (Romans 8:37).
  • I overcome the enemy of my soul by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).
  • I have everything I need to live a godly life and am equipped to live in His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4).
  • I am an ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (1 Peter 2:9).
  • I am the righteousness of God—I have right standing with Him—in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).
  • My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit; I belong to Him (1 Corinthians 6:19).
  • I am the head and not the tail, and I only go up and not down in life as I trust and obey God (Deuteronomy 28:13).
  • I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
  • I am chosen by God, forgiven and justified through Christ. I have a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, meekness and patience (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12).
  • I am redeemed—forgiven of all my sins and made clean—through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 1:7).
  • I have been rescued from the domain and the power of darkness and brought into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13).
  • I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13).
  • My life is rooted in my faith in Christ and I overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done for me (Colossians 2:7).
  • I am called to live a holy life by the grace of God and to declare His praise in the world (Psalm 66:8; 2 Timothy 1:9).
  • I am healed and whole in Jesus (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).
  • I am saved by God’s grace, raised up with Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:5-6; Colossians 2:12).
  • I am greatly loved by God (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
  • I am strengthened with all power according to His glorious might (Colossians 1:11).
  • I humbly submit myself to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7).
  • I press on each day to fulfill God’s plan for my life because I live to please Him (Philippians 3:14).
  • I am not ruled by fear because the Holy Spirit lives in me and gives me His power, love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7).
  • Christ lives in me, and I live by faith in Him and His love for me (Galatians 2:20).

If we can securely wrap these truths around us, then we maintain our ability to stand firm. If we let fear, doubt and lies to erode these truths then things start to get a bit loose and we become vulnerable.

God, I pray that you would help us to wrap ourselves in your truth, that we are loved and accepted, that through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can be overcomers and effective in everything that you have called us to. Help us to then wrap others in these same truths.