Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Using God’s Armor to Defend Myself Against the Enemy
In review of Ephesians 6:11 it says, “Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil's evil tricks.”
Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks.
What this means to me:
I’m encouraged to put on all of the armor that God provides me, so that I can stand up against the Devil’s evil tricks.
Today's passage comes for the last half of Ephesians 6, where Paul gives us a last bit of encouragement in being strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. He tells me to put on all of God's armor so that I can stand firm against all of the strategies of the devil. For I am fighting more than mortal’s, the enemy is made up of the evil rulers and authorities of an unseen world. Therefore each day I need to clothe myself with every piece of God's armor so that I can resist the enemy in the time of evil.
Also, I am to pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Staying alert and being persistent in my prayers for all believers everywhere.
After All, in this life I am to fight for what is good, pure and right. I’m not called to simply take a seat and watch as the movie of my life rolls tape. I am to stand up and speak up! I am called to be salt and light of the earth! I am to focus on Christ! When I’m intent on Him, nothing and no one can derail me from the important work He has for me to do!
So today I should consider what I’m doing that is making a difference for the Kingdom in my heart, my home, and my community. I’m told that if I start sharing the love of Jesus with those closest to me, I may end up being surprise on how infectious it can be! And lastly His Word tells me that when I have done all that I know to do, I am to Stand!
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