Each new gift of a day brings with it choice, precious family!!! There is a door that can be opened in life that in so doing, it gives the devil an opportunity to put his foot in to push his way into a life. YIKES!!! The devil has a strategy to destroy the unity of Christ’s body through the invasion of false doctrine and the creation of dissension:
Our Father gives us His written Word to protect us and it begins by saying no to the world and yes to our Father and we do that by transforming our minds from the ways of the world through the renewing of our minds with the Word of God. He also gives us these practical tips for overcoming the enemy:
“Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then…”
Stand is a military word that means holding one’s position. Oh, I love that thought of holding on to our position in Christ Jesus, however, it is important in military strategy to never underestimate the strength of the enemy!!! The Apostle Paul says the battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms at work all around us as our Father’s kids!!! However, our Father is victorious through the power of the cross that lives in us through our faith!!! Yippeee!!! He also shares these Truths so we can stand against the enemy as soldiers of Christ:
By putting on the armor of God from head to foot:
- with the belt of Truth buckled around our waist. (This is the Word of God that draws the tunic in tightly. The Truth pulled inwardly into our being!!!)
- with the breastplate of righteousness in place. (Being covered and protected by the righteousness of Christ through faith and His enabling work in us – not relying on oneself)
- having our feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace (strong military boots that ensure good grip, enabling long marching at good speed over rough terrain is a sure foundation for us through knowing we are reconciled to God thru faith in Christ Jesus)
- carrying the shield of faith held out in front to protect us as soldiers (this is our beliefs formed by God’s Truths that shield us against the fiery darts of lies from the enemy)
- putting on the helmet of salvation that covers the head (the hope of full salvation that is ours through faith in Christ’s covering of all the wages of sin on our behalf)
- taking up the sword of the Spirit (the two-edged weapon of the Spirit within us and the Word of God that is the divine utterance that strikes the ruthless)
With the armor of God in place, the Apostle Paul says to also “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV
Jesus didn’t and He will enable us to overcome the enemy also as this song says here.
Wooohooo, let’s go, fight and conquer that devil dude, precious saints!!! We have Father’s whole angel army backing us!!! Now that just makes me smile!!! 🙂 Much love to you wherever you are today!!! We are winners!!! YIPPPEEE!!!