Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! Well…we have made it through another week…and my prayer for all of us; is that God will touch our hearts with the words that He has given us today…and that these words will help us to stand strong through these difficult times we're facing…Amen!!
In these days that we are now living in…evil seems to be on a rampage…and as we see these days unfold before our very eyes, we can feel weighed down and even filled with fear, as each blow of evil hits the heart. As I was thinking on this last night, God began to take me to some Bible verses in Ephesians 6:10-18, which reads… "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. 14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"
As I began to dig deeper into each of these verses last night, I began to see even more that God wants us to stand strong, while facing these evil times…and to never wallow down to evils ways. You know…it's so easy to see these times in such an overpowering way; that we tend to stand back and allow fear to take a tight grip on us; but we must remember that these are only schemes and tactics…set up by Satan, to draw us away from a powerful God. In other words…times such as these are only meant to deceive us and make us think that evil is something stronger and greater than God. One thing I have shared with others throughout the ministry; is that we can't get an attitude with God; but we sure can, when it comes to Satan and his ways. In fact…I have found that when I get an attitude with evil…and stand up to what Satan is attempting to do to me, rather than allowing evil to control me; that is when fear is no longer found.
Another thing we must remember, as we close this time together; is that our fight with evil is not like wars we see here on earth; but rather, our fight is against spiritual powers and the evil rulers of the unseen world; and these demonic forces aim their way towards the weakest part of our being, as a means of removing our soul from the presence of Almighty God; so we need to allow God's word and the things that He has taught us to strengthen us, so we can stand with God and be mighty warriors against these forces of evil.
I have come to see over time that this war with Satan is no war that is settled within a short time; but rather, this war is for keeps. In other words, this war with Satan is a life or death fight unto the end. Some Christians believe that we shouldn't face times such as these; but think about it in this way…if you give your soul over to the One that Satan despises; then don't you think that he is going to do anything he can to take back your soul?
We need to realize that the only way that we are going to be protected from an evil that is already encircling this world; is to put on the armour of truth, righteousness, peace, faith and salvation…for truth will keep us free…and righteousness will keep us drawn into the presence of One who can enter these troubling times and fill us with peace. Also, faith is what keeps us stable and secure, while salvation is what allows God to encircle us and save us from these times.
No matter what we face in this world; we need to always remember that nothing can ever take us down…and especially the God that resides within us; for this armour that's surrounding our spirits is more than just spoken words…for each piece is filled with a power that can extinguish every fiery dart that may come our way…so don't give up; but rather, put on the armour that God has given you and stand strong…for in the end, evil will be defeated…Amen!
Have a very blessed day and weekend…and I will hope to be with you again on Monday!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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