Birds of the Bible – Whole Armour of God

Whole Armour of God

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11 KJV)

While working on an assignment for my online course, I came across this well-known verse. Started wondering if I could find enough birds that have similar names like the different parts of the Armour of God. The first photo to pop in my head was the Sword-billed Hummingbird, it has become one of my (many) favorites.  So, let’s see what we can find.

Sandhill Standing Guard Crop

Sandhill Crane Standing Guard In My Yard by Lee

(11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Blood-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum sanguinolentum) ©WikiC

Blood-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum sanguinolentum) ©WikiC

(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.

Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii wallacii) ©Flickr Matt Binns

Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii wallacii) ©Flickr Matt Binns

(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.

Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) ©WikiC

Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) ©WikiC

(14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) by Ian

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) by Ian

and the

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) by Ian

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) by Ian

(15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Cropped ©WikiC

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Showing shield ©WikiC

and the

Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus) ©WikiC

Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus) ©WikiC

and the

Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) by Ian

Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) by Ian

(16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus) ©WikiC

White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus) ©WikiC

and the

Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera)©WikiC

Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera)©WikiC

(17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Inca Tern at Lowry Park Zoo by Lee

Praying Inca Tern at Lowry Park Zoo by Lee

(18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) by Daves BirdingPix

African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) by Daves BirdingPix

(19) And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 6:11-19 KJV

Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) by Ian 5

Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) by Ian 5

Here is another Armour. The Armour of Light:

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. (Romans 13:11-12 KJV)

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