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Put On The Whole Armour Of God
by Donald Mehl
12/08/2010 / Devotionals
Today, Bible believing Christians experience spiritual attacks as never before. Believers everywhere are targets for those attacks. The devil is relentless in his attempt to draw us away from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Using deceitful lies that are often subtle in nature, the evil one and his demonic hosts are trying very hard to lure unsuspecting folks away from Biblical Truth.
1 Peter 5:8 KJV
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Sadly, I fear that many have fallen away after being blindly led down the wide road that Satan's world offers to them.
That wide road exists in many forms including...all paths lead to heaven; ecumenism; prosperity promises; the good life now; feel-good religion; immorality; a loving God will not cast anyone aside; no accountability or judgment; the Bible is not to be totally believed...and so much more. Every day, people are selling their souls to the devil as they fall victim to his easy believe-ism and other unbiblical schemes.
In addition, many support the dividing of Israel - having no belief in, nor respect for, the ever-lasting covenant given by Almighty God to the Jewish people. The very thought of pagans driving God's chosen people from their rightful possession brings me to tears.
We are surrounded on all sides by the evil of this world - often presented using clever words from seemingly God fearing men. Do not be deceived, for the spiritual attacks we face each day are battles for our very soul. We must hold on tight to that which is good, but we cannot do it alone. It is only through the power of God's Word...prayer...and a personal relationship with Him, that we can stand firm and be strengthened to guard our hearts and thoughts.
Carefully study and memorize the following Scriptures that describe the essential armor we all must possess to fight the battle. With God in our corner, the victory is ours...for we have His sure promise that the devil will flee from us. Hallelujah!
Ephesians 6:10-18 KJV
10 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;
During retirement, my prayer is that I might serve the Lord by sharing the Gospel through my writing. As the Lord leads, my work will inform, challenge and encourage. I also enjoy Biblical theme woodcarving, Bible studies and Christian music. Watch, pray and keep looking up!
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