The Breastplate of Righteousness

The Breastplate of Righteousness

is found in Ephesians chapter six.

This breastplate is part of the
Full Armor of God
that we are instructed to put on.

When we put on the Armor regularly,

we become stronger,

more powerful,

and amazingly unstoppable

against evil

in our daily walk.

Strong Christians



Against Sin


We need to put on our armor and

become a mighty force

for God

in this world.

Put your armor on
so you will be strong in the Lord.

God gives us the

Helmet of Salvation

Belt of Truth,

Breastplate of Righteousness,

Shoes of Peace Part 1
Shoes of Peace Part 2

Shield of Faith,


Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

The Breastplate of Righteousness

covers the Heart.

In talking about this piece of armor, I will emphasize the condition of our heart.

Is your heart healthy and strong?

A healthy and strong

spiritual heart 

focuses on

loving and obeying God.

Most Christians do not look any different from people who are not Christians.

Most Christians are not victorious.

Most Christians cannot give a testimony of being victorious against sin in their life.


When I speak to groups

about the Full Armor of God,

I tell them that

putting on the Armor

is one of the most powerful things

that I have found to help me

become an overcoming Christian.

The Power of the Breastplate

When we put on the armor,

we are arming ourselves with power.

The Breastplate of Righteousness
speaks to our gratitude
that Jesus has given us His Righteousness.

Near the bottom of the page, I get specific about what Jesus did in order to give us His  Righteousness.

The Breastplate covers our heart. 

The Breastplate of Righteousness

is Jesus covering our heart with HIS righteousness.

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We celebrate that!

Yet, if we want victory over sin

in our life,

we will need to pursue

righteousness in


day-to-day life.

Righteousness - in our life - is right living.

As we look to gain the benefits of the power of the

Breastplate of Righteousness

in our daily life,

we need to realize the following important key.....

God wants us to respect

the commands in the Bible that tell us to obey God.

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God wants us to:

Awake to righteousness, and sin not.
1 Corinthians 15:34 KJV

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God wants us to seek to be holy and righteousness.

Therefore, when putting on the

Breastplate of Righteousness,

it is wise to be thankful to Jesus for

giving us




it is also wise

to rededicate ourselves to

obeying God.

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Putting this piece of armor on

presents a perfect opportunity 

to rededicate ourselves to

living a godly life.

As we begin to regularly put on

the Full Armor of God,

we can also

ponder the things in our heart

that are unlike Jesus -

the things that are ungodly and wrong.

As we begin to examine our heart
we gain the awareness
and the opportunity
to change our life.

Be cannot "beware" of yielding to a sin

that we are not "aware" we are doing.

God wants us victorious over sin.


At this point,

I am going to focus on a few specific sins

to make some important points


Jesus wants our heart protected
from evil things like
bitterness, resentment, anger, and unforgiveness.

We have to cooperate with Jesus
to keep those things out of our heart.

Most Christians have

unforgiveness, resentment, and bitterness

in their heart. 

This results in many unexpected consequences.

Here are some of them:

This creates a hard heart.

This makes them weak and ineffective against other sins.

This hinders their ability to experience significant spiritual victory in their life.

This subtly affects all their relationships in a negative way.

This pulls them away from closeness with God.

This increases vulnerability to committing sin in their daily life.   

This increases the likelihood of experiencing negative emotions.

This results in the peace of God feeling out of their reach.

This results in spiritual deception- it is harder for them to  recognize truth.

And for many, it results in becoming prodigal Christians.

It also often weakens their physical body and makes them more vulnerable to sickness and disease.

If unforgiveness, resentment, or bitterness

is present in our heart,

then that sin

can easily begin to create a stronghold in us.


Some of the Results


Addictions, Anger problems,


Broken relationships, and Emotional turmoil

Before we continue -

I will share that

this website has lots of pages

on the process of  Forgiving Others

and lots of pages on how to overcome various sins.

(See Bible Devotions and Prayer Page.)

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People don't root out sin in their life because:

* They do not think sin is that important.


* They do not know how to root it out.

My Prayer is that this page

- and other pages on this site -

will be used by God

to transform you into a

Powerful Christian.

If you already are, I pray that this page will

help you understand how to reach out to others and

help them become Powerful Christians!

Teach me to do Your will,

For You are my God;

Your Spirit is good.

Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:10

God will teach us HOW to have VICTORY over sin,

if we will let him.


We must cooperate with him.

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When we humble ourselves
God brings us His mercy and power.


When we take that mercy and power
follow God's lead in our life,
things change!

Merciful Lord,

I want to be right with you.

I need to be right with you.

Forgive my lack of desire to go your way.

I repent and turn around.

Forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Thank you for a fresh start today.

I will follow you today!


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

 Breastplate of Righteousness Prayer


Breathe on me.

Fill me with what I lack.

Reawaken what I already have.

I turn up my flame of zeal for you.

As sin used to abound, now godliness will abound in me.

In loving devotion I pray,


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I have set my face like flint to do his will,

and I know that I will triumph.

Isaiah 50:7b TLB

The Bible is

God's instructions for Life

Prayer for Power

Magnificent and Mighty Lord,

I present my desire to you:

Let your instructions capture my attention and ignite my determination.

I declare that I will follow you this day!


Copyright © 2004 Beth McLendon of

For the next prayer,
and for all the prayers on this page
I urge you to pray this pray
even if
you are not really there yet.
I encourage you to pray it by faith.

If you sincerely pray this prayer often,
and if you will read the Word of God often,
you will increase your desire to obey God.

Dedication Prayer

Awesome Creator of heaven and earth,

I give my life to you.

I give my mind - my will - my all - to you.

Thank you that your Word is motivating me to obey you.

Thank you that I desire - that I yearn - to do your will.

My heart is full of desire to follow you and serve you.


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

Whenever I say, "I can't"

I am focusing on me.

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I can do all things

through Christ Jesus!

Philippians 4:13

Let's Put on the Armor of God!

I regularly put on the armor of God.

I act like the pieces are visible and tangible.

I feel strong after I put it on!

Please join me in putting on

The Powerful Armor of God!

Consider printing out this page.

By the way, we have lots more on this page!

Dear Lord - God of Power and Might,

Thank you for your Armor!

I put on the Helmet of Salvation.

Thank you for my eternal salvation!
      And thank you for increasing my zeal to follow you!

      Thank you for saving me from the way I have always been and taking me to the way I CAN BE through
the power of Jesus Christ!

Thank you for making me into a
Powerful Freshly Focused Follower of Jesus Christ!

I put on the Belt of Truth.

     Thank you that your Word reveals 

and explains truth.

I will read your Word, and I will follow your truth.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.

Thank you for taking my sins and giving me
your righteousness.
I will honor you this day by seeking to obey you.

I put on the Shoes of Peace.

Thank you that it is your will that I walk in peace.  
Thank you that it is your will to help me to expand
my capacity to receive your peace.

I pick up the Shield of Faith.

I pick up confidence in the Word of God. 
         Thank you for your Word.
It protects me from discouragement, distractions, and destructive influences.
        I will grow into the strong, mature, godly person that you are calling me to be. 

I pick up the Sword of the Spirit.

The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God.
There is power in the 66 books of the Bible.
I am going to speak out that power every day!

My life is going to be transformed by the Word of God!
I will do amazing things because I serve an Amazing God!

I am now dressed and ready for VICTORY!

I will shine for Jesus this day!


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

Take note

The more excitement and enthusiasm

that you use to read out-loud the above words,

the more uplifted and motivated you will feel!

Before continuing this page,

take note that we have lots of

Full Armor of God Prayers!


How to Teach about the Armor to your children!

Also consider our pages:

The Shield of Faith

The Helmet of Salvation


I give you praise.

For you are my Righteousness.


I worship you, Almighty God.

There is none like you.

What Jesus did  - to give us HIS Righteousness

This section gives background

into what Jesus did for us

so that we could receive HIS Righteousness.

Jesus came to earth to live a sinless life and then die for our sins.

When Jesus died on the cross,
he was exchanging his righteousness for our sins.

His righteousness includes
his  sinlessness, his holiness, and his purity.

He exchanged his righteousness
for our unrighteousness.

If we will receive Jesus as our Savior - AND Lord - then we are given the righteousness of Christ. See 2 Corinthians 5:21.

When we talk about righteousness in our life, it can be thought of as Right Living.

We put on the Righteousness of Christ. In doing that, Jesus wants us to also put on Right Living.

By accepting Jesus as our LORD,
we accept his lifestyle.

We accept the assignment of
seeking to follow Jesus and live as he would live.

We will not be perfect in our actions, thoughts, emotions, and attitudes.

But because we love Jesus, we do seek to be righteousness.

Jesus said

"If you love me, you will obey me."

John 14:15 and John 14:23

"Be perfect,
even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

Matthew 5:48


In the original language

Matthew 5:48 means

"Be growing toward perfection."

In today's society, the Church, is allowing the world's views to infiltrate and contaminate the truth of the Bible.

God is not OK with us choosing a sinful lifestyle.

The Bible tells us to be wholesome and pure. It tells us to reject ungodliness.

God even says:

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:22

HOW Can we Do it?


God gives us POWER to change.


What do we need to change from?

Here are some examples from the Bible:

Let there be no sex sin, impurity

or greed among you.

Let no one be able to accuse you of any such things.

Dirty stories, foul talk, and coarse jokes -

these are not for you.

Instead remind each other
of God's goodness and be thankful.

Ephesians 5:3-4 TLB

Will you proclaim with the following with me?

God says that I am the righteousness of Christ,
and I will ACT like it!

2 Corinthians 5:21

Prayer of Dedication

Lord of all Creation,

You are worthy.

You are worthy of my time. You are worthy of my attention. You are worthy of my devotion.

I will live my life for you.


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The above prayer is found on several pages on this site.

The Trinity

Jesus is part of the Trinity of God.
God is three persons but only one God.

Jesus is and has always been God. 

When Jesus came to earth, he became a man.

Jesus lived on earth as 100% God and 100% man.

To understand this,

click: Trinity


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