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Archive for November 14, 2011

Organizing the Inside – Day 72 Quenching the Fiery Darts

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then…   16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  
~Ephesians 6:10-14, 16

Do you stand firm or are your knees quivering in battle?
God knew that there would be spiritual forces working against His children.  He knew that the enemy would work overtime in his futile attempt to defeat the children of God.  But God sent Jesus and He defeated, death, hell and the grave.  God made us His daughters and we have a full executive level benefits package.  Not that we earned it or deserve it, but Christ paid with His very own blood.

Recognize that you are in it to win it.
Perhaps you want to live an easy life. You think that by taking a position of passivity you won’t need to worry about the complications of spiritual warfare.  Well think again, if you’re in you’re in and whether you realize it or not you are at war. Understand your strategic positioning is from God. You have nothing to defend, nothing to protect, the Lord is your rear guard.  You are on the offense and it’s high time you make sure you are fully suited with all the armor God has provided.  You have been fully equipped with every-single thing you need to stand, not fall, not fail, not retreat…. Everything you need to defeat the enemy.

Do you spend your time dodging fiery darts?
If so, it’s only because your shield is not up.  Maybe you have become complacent in your walk, so use to the way things are that you have basically taken a spiritual break.  I suspect if that’s the case you probably have been hit by some of those darts. This is not a good idea, and clearly it’s a way to live a very complicated and unnecessarily defeated life.  Where is your faith?  You are a child of the living God.  You are a child of the KING; there is no one greater in heaven or earth than your Father.  The Lord wants you to stand!  Be strong in the Lord! The greater one lives in you.

I admonish you to do two things, don’t delay!
#1.Read Ephesians 6:10-18 and go down the list. Make certain you have on every piece of armor God has provided for you.  You must walk by faith…DO not rely on what you think you know.  Rely on God’s word it is true and doesn’t change.  His plans are to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future.
#2.Study, memorizes, recite, declare, repeat and speak Hebrews 11:1 and ask God to help you to know, see, become, believe and live His holy Word.  Finally my dear sisters in Christ trust God.  He said fear not, so fear not.  He said be not dismayed so don’t be dismayed, He said He would never leave you nor forsake you… so go forth knowing that you are by no means alone.