SAUL’S ARMOR WAS VISIBLE (PHYSICAL)
(Eph 6:10-18) Finally, my brethren, be strong [empowered: enabled, (increased in) strength)] in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on [i.e. volition] the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth , and having on the breastplate of righteousness ; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; Above all, taking the shield of faith , wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation , and the sword [an instrument of separation (division)] of the Spirit , which is the word [rhema (revelation)] of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
(1 Sam 17:4-7) And
there went out a champion [representative] out of the camp
of the Philistines, named Goliath [exile /// to denude (espec.
in a disgraceful sense): uncover], of Gath [wine-press], whose
height was six cubits and a span. And he had an helmet
of brass  upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail
; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass [filthiness
(false doctrine, the traditions of men = sin)]. And he had greaves of
brass  upon his legs, and a target  of brass between his
shoulders. And the staff of his spear  [an instrument of
penetration] was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six
hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield  went
(Rev 13:18) Here
is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast
dangerous animal: (venomous, wild) beast]: for it is the number of a man
[the men of Israel referred to Goliath as a “man”: 1 Sam 17:24&25];
and his number is Six hundred threescore and six .
(Gen 1:1-6) In
the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without
form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of
God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and
there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided
[badal, baw-dal'] the light from the darkness. And God called the light
Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the
first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,
and let it divide the waters from the waters. [badal, baw-dal':
divided = Heb: to divide (in var. senses lit. or fig., separate,
distinguish, differ, select, etc.): (make, put) difference, divide (asunder),
(make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), X utterly.
(Luke 12:51) Suppose ye that
I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
(John 1:14) And the Word [i.e.
the Bible] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and
The Word is not only Jesus Christ, but the Word is a twoedged sword (Heb
4:12; Eph 6:17), and He is alive inside the sheath of our bodies.
(John 7:43) So there was a
division among the people because of him.
(John 9:16) Therefore said
some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the
sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And
there was a division among them.
7. (John 10:19) There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings [of Jesus].
1. (John 8:44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer [Gen 3:1] from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar [Gen 3:4], and the father of it.
(Gen 4:14-16) Behold, thou hast driven me out [i.e. exiled me (Goliath)] this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive [from God] and a vagabond [to nod, i.e. waver, fig. to wander] in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain [spear], vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod [vagrancy (Dict: idle vagabond, idle or disorderly person)], on the east of Eden [pleasure, delight].
1. (Mark 4:18,19) And these are they which are sown among thorns [instruments of penetration]; such as hear the word, And the cares [distractions] of this world, and the deceitfulness [delusion] of riches, and the lusts [longing, espec. for what is forbidden (the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil)] of other things [“pleasures of this life” Luke 8:14] entering in [i.e. penetrating], choke the word, and it [“he” Mat 13:22] becometh unfruitful [“yielded no fruit” Mark 4:7].
2. choke = Gk: to strangle completely, i.e. (lit.) to drown, or (fig.) to crowd: choke, throng /// denoting union [i.e. mingling, vs. separation or division] & /// to wheeze, i.e. to throttle or strangle (drown): choke, take by the throat.
Whose armor (doctrine) will you accept, the brass
armor of Saul who is the head and voice of the apostate church, or the invisible
armor of David? Whoever you are listening to and obeying is
your covering. If you are listening to and obeying Jesus Christ,
then you are covered by His white robe of righteousness. If you are listening to
and obeying Saul, then you are covered by his brass (filthiness).