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)