Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Eph 6:13 TM
The Bible tells us we are in a war, and what we are up against is far more than we wan handle by our wits and natural strength. Our adversary, the devil, is bent on destroying us. The apostle Paul warns us to beware of Satan’s devices and tactics (2 Corinthians 2:11). You see, we don’t have to be discouraged by Satan’s devices or by his power and stealth because we have access to the greatest power in the universe!
All we need to do is to put on the whole armor that God prescribed in order to be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. This armor is a comprehensive defense strategy, and we have to pay attention to all parts of this armor that God offers. Each piece is to strengthen, protect and ultimately help us to triumph in our spiritual battles.
God does not just want us to fight and win. He wants us to win and still be able to stand on our feet to celebrate and give God the glory. As believers, we need to put on the armor of God every day because the war is always going on. New battles continually need to be fought so that evil will be driven back, the kingdom of God advanced, and the will of God be done. Your victory is guaranteed!
I Declare: Heavenly Father, I take up the full armour of God and resist all the works of the enemy in this evil day.
Ignite Thought: We need the whole armor of God in order to withstand the spiritual pressures that we face.