“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…..
“….and the body armour of God’s righteousness…..”
Lord, this day I choose to reject shame, guilt and condemnation. Guard my heart with Your truth. I thank You that through the power of Your grace I am forgiven and empowered to live righteously before You. I thank You that Jesus became my righteousness for me. Thank You that I do not need to tirelessly live a lifestyle of trying to be righteous because You have done it for me. Protect me, in Jesus’ Name from believing in anything less than what you think of me.
Righteousness, why do you use this word very often? Is there any difference between rightness and righteousness?