“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…..
“In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.…..”
Lord, I pray that as I hold up the shield of faith, the banner of my salvation, every arrow of discouragement, of fear, of depression, of anxiety and anything else, will be extinguished in the Name of Jesus. I pray that nothing will be able to penetrate the shield of faith and the shield of my salvation. That the fiery arrows of hatred and bitterness will be extinguished before they even get to me, in the Name of Jesus.