Armor of God Balloon Skit

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Armor of God Balloon Skit Video 1

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Armor of God Balloon Patter: Part 1

The Armor of God

Balloon Patter

by Andrew Grosjean

The Bible says that if we are Christians, we are engaged in warfare, spiritual warfare. Ephesians 6:10 says, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 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.13 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."

So, we must understand and prepare with our spiritual armor. We need a volunteer. I like to choose someone who is being self controlled. It is fun to put the armor on an adult if one is willing. How about YOU!

Okay, stand over the trap door. Facing the audience. What’s your name? How do you know? Insert your own gag introductions here.

The first requirement of being a soldier of Jesus Christ is TO STAND. Verse 14 says, "Stand therefore. . ." To the volunteer. Can you stand like a soldier? Have him stand up straight like at attention. I you will not stand to fight, you will never be ready to fight. One wise man said that if you will not stand for something, you will fall for anything. So, stand like a soldier.

The first piece of armor is the belt. The Bible says, "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth. . ."

To the volunteer. Put your hands up. . . You know what, put ‘um back down. No up, down, up, down. Do this until he looks like he is flapping. Just kidding. Put them up. Tie belt around. Why is the belt so important to a soldier? The Roman soldier would wear a tunic, which was kind of like a dress. Is it easy to run and jump and kick and stuff wearing something like a skirt? No. So, the Roman soldier would take up his tunic and wrap it into the belt. So, when he was done, he would look like he was wearing shorts. Is it easier to run and jump and kick and stuff wearing something like a skirt or short. So, the belt was very important because it bound up the tunic. It made the soldier free to move as needed. So, for the spiritual soldier, the truth is just as stabilizing and freeing. A person that lives in lies is not free to move and do because he is always worrying about getting tripped up in his lies and being caught.

Review each piece of armor with the audience each time you move on to the next. Have them say the underlined words. "14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;" This piece of armor is important because it protects the vital organs of the body: the heart, the lungs, the guts. These are all the things that you need to live. In the same way, for the Christian, righteousness protects our heart and vital spiritual organs. The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life." But we are not righteous and cannot be without Christ. He is the one that gives us His righteousness if we will walk by faith in Him.

Patter Continued

So, 14 "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" The shoes for the Roman soldier were not like ordinary shoes of the time. They had spikes on them, nails like the cleats that the football player has. These helped him so that he could run and jump and stuff without slipping and falling and dying. The last thing you want in a battle is to slip and fall and die. The Bible says that the Gospel is our shoes. It can take us anywhere and protect us. If you will be ready to proclaim the gospel, it will take you safely through the most dangerous places or to kings’ palaces.

14 "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."

Above all means that the next armor and weapons listed are the most important ones. The Roman soldier’s shield was long and he could almost hide his whole body by crouching down behind it. It was covered in thick leather and the shield was soaked in water all night long before a battle. The enemy would often shoot arrows that had fire on them. Well, when the fiery arrow hit the water soaked shield, it would put the fire out. Satan’s lies are like arrows. Our faith is built on the Word of God. The Bible often speaks about the water of the Word of God. Our faith is the shield that is drenched in the water of the Word. It can put out the fiery arrows of Satan’s lies that he shoots at us. Our faith in the Word can protect us.

"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation,"

Why is the helmet so important? Because it protects the BRAIN. A soldier would not go to fight a battle without protecting his head. You may have the strongest, fastest, fiercest body in the world, but without the brain working, it does no good. So, Satan loves to attack our minds and confuse and deceive us so that we do not think the way God wants us to. If we do not think right, we cannot do right. The helmet of salvation is vital because it keeps our minds stayed on the truth that we are saved. That fact if remembered will protect from all kinds of spiritual confusion.

14 "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"

This is the first weapon listed. The Roman’s sword was very sharp. It was a straight sword. It had two edges and it had a very sharp point. It was short because it was used for close up combat. In the same way, the Bible is straight, like the straight way to heaven. It is very sharp because it cuts between soul and spirit. It has two edges. It cuts any way you move it. It is also meant for close combat. It is meant to pierce deep into the soul and spirit.

14 "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"

And is that all? Is there another weapon of the Christian. What are the next two words? "18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" Prayer is the Christian’s long range weapon. It can reach where we cannot go. Speak for those who cannot hear us. It can protect those separated from us. It can even reach into the future though we are limited in the present.

So, let’s review one last time. 14 "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"

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H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

Obama is saying Afghan war and sending of American troops to Afghanistan is a war for peace as the religious ethic says spiritual war is a war for peace. Thanks.


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Timothy Donnelly 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

You are so cool, PastorAndrew; you certainly have a way.

And you are so right, when you mention prayer as our sometimes forgotten tool in our personal (familial, and national) battles of spiritual warfare. Because, we should pray always, it is really our first, middle, and last article of battle regalia. Thank you for your uplifting and entertaining Hub.


Ericthekid 6 years ago

Thank you so much from blessing us with that skit.. i am actually putting on a skit for my church about spiritual war fare and this was a very BIG help thank you


Melissa 3 years ago

Thank-you very much - I was looking for a skit I could use with an Armor of God themed VBS this year, and this is perfect! Others I found mentioned the scriptures, but almost as an "also." Your explanations are plain and easy to understand. Again, thank-you for helping to spread the word!

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