"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

KEEP THAT SHIELD RAISED

Once in a while the Lord will put on my heart and direct me to share a mini Bible-study. 

Did you know that faith serves another purpose that many of us might not know.  We are familiar with having faith to meet our needs.  That is so true.  But recently I read that faith also protects us.  It is found simply in the Scripture verse of Ephesians 6.  Faith plays an important part in the armor of God.


In Ephesians 6:16 if you notice how direct and important faith is given to the shield,  "...above all, taking the shield of faith...", that should tell you something.   "Above all."  Let that soak in .   The shield of faith is all powerful and able to quench all the arsenal the devil flings our way daily.

So, how do we keep our shield of faith working?  We continue to meditate on the Word of God.  Believing it totally and speaking it forth out loud.  So even the devil hears it and has to back away.  The Word of God is very powerful!  And it works!

You literally tell the devil off! "Oh but I can't do that, you say." Why not? He has no problem telling you what to do and hurting you. You have to become forceful. Tell him who your Boss is and in His name satan you have no authority over me! Tell him where to go if you really want to be brave. After all, he lives there anyway!

As long as we stand on the Word and believe it, we will be safe.    I am not saying that you will never encounter trials and attacks from the enemy.  As long as you have your shield of faith up,  and stand strong, the devil cannot get to you.

Satan would love nothing more to have our defenses down/low in order to attack full on.

So keep that shield raised. 

(This post was inspired by the Holy Spirit)

13 comments:

  1. Yes JBR the Holy Spirit inspired you to write that. Let us put on the whole armour of God

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  2. I like this thought that our faith protects us. It is so true when you stop and think about it.

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  3. Faith says....

    Devil...eat my dust...I don't believe you anymore!

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  4. Amen. Faith in God is a strong shield. How can we listen to Satan when we trust in God. I love this.

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  5. So true! I love what you and the Holy Spirit shared with us~

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  6. Awesome. I never really picked that up before when I read that verse.

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  7. right on, shield raised!

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  8. Hi JBR,
    Oh yes, faith is most important. As I was reading what you wrote about standing on the Word of God and using is against the enemy, I could not help but think of how Jesus used the Word of God when He was tempted by Satan.
    Blessings,
    Ken

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  9. This is why it is so important to know the Word of God, so like Jesus fought the devil, so we can also. The devil had twisted the words and meanings of God, Jesus knowing the Word, knew how the devil did such a thing. It is why, we are told to be workmen, who will not be ashamed, by rightly handling the Word of God. It is why; we need to know the Word of God, so we can tell God’s truth from man’s dictates, like Calvinism, Arminianism, Catholicism, etc. I was under Catholicism for along time and never heard the gospel message. I was so angry that I could have died in my sins, just because of man’s ways. The devil is not stupid and knows how to deceive mankind, the only weapon we have is the Word of God, the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Thank you for your post.

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  10. Good word!! Thanks for sharing it.

    Blessings,
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  11. Powerful message, thank you :-)

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