23rd & 24th July
“Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all the strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
What is really going on behind the scenes..? Friends, we are in a spiritual battle. Yet just as Paul said, often our enemy does not come in the form of flesh and blood, but is found in the unseen spiritual world. Yet we are not left as helpless sheep against our wolf-like enemy. We are fully protected by the blood of Jesus and have been equipped with the tools and armoury to withstand the enemy’s strategies. For the next week we will be structuring our devotionals as prayers so that we can guard ourselves against the enemy and his divisive tactics. As you pray the armour of God over your lives, we pray that you will begin to find victory in Him. That fear is swept away and the truth of who you are in Christ we lead you forwards…..
“….Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth…..”
Lord, this day I recognise the lies of the enemy. I recognise that what he tells me about myself, about You and about my circumstances are all lies. I understand his native language is lies. So I choose to reject the lies in the Name of Jesus and stand in the truth of all God says about me. May I be filled with the promises found in Your word. I am a beloved child of God, part of the bride and army of Christ. I am part of a royal priesthood. I am the head and not the tail. God so loved me that He gave His Only Son for me. I am His!
In a spiritual battle against the enemy, we are fully protected by God’s love that He sent His Only Son for us.