God revealed something to me that I never quite caught before. Ephesians 6 talks about the full armor of God. The helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the sword of the spirit, the shield of faith and the shoes of peace. What do all these things have in common with armor? Were not born wearing them. Armor is GIVEN to soldiers to wear. It is something soldiers are equipped with. Its the armor OF God. He owns it.
Salvation is GIVEN to us. God imparted to us HIS righteousness. Without His breastplate of righteousness, it is but filthy rags we wear. Psalms 25:5 says "Guide me in YOUR truth." Jesus is the way, the TRUTH and the life. Truth is something thats given to us. The Spirit is someone Jesus asked the Father to GIVE to us. Jesus is the AUTHOR of our faith. Its given to us. Jesus said "Its MY peace I give to you."
If God hasn't given you these things and the devil shoots at you with the firey darts of the wicked, you will be DEAD in your trespasses