Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Shield of Faith
In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. (
Spiritual attacks will often come when you are attempting to do something great for God. But if you’re floundering spiritually and never doing anything with your faith, the devil doesn’t see you as a threat.
However, if you dare to say, “I’m going to try to influence those around me for Jesus. I want to step up my game and speak up for my faith,” then you’ll get hit with what the Bible calls “the fiery arrows of the devil” (Ephesians 6:16 nlt).
These also will come at you when you read the Scriptures. You can read any book you want, watch any television program you want, or look at any website you want. But the moment you pull out the Bible and start reading it, all hell breaks loose and the devil’s arrows start flying. The last thing he wants is for you to open the Word of God.
That is why he will hit you with his flaming arrows, and that is why you need to hold up the shield of faith. It is faith in God’s Word and in what God’s Word says. It is the ability to quickly apply what you believe so as to repel everything the devil does or attempts to do to you.
When you are hit and don’t know what to do, put up the shield of faith. Maybe it’s a financial crisis, and you’re wondering how you will get through it. Remember what the Bible says: “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 nkjv). Or maybe someone has threatened you. Read Psalm 91. God promises to protect you.
As long as you believe God, your shield is raised. But the moment you stop believing Him, your shield goes down.
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