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Time with God - January 16, 2017

Ephesians 6:11-13

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

Prepare yourself for spiritual battle before it comes to you!

We have a powerful and clever spiritual enemy, but God has given us armour and weapons that will enable us to defeat his attacks in our lives.

Still, unless we use that armour and prepare for battle we will experience constant defeat in our spiritual lives. As Charles Spurgeon said, “We may sleep, but Satan does not”.

The time to start praying and reading your Bible and going to Bible study is not when you are in a tough time and being tempted and attacked spiritually at every turn. For sure, run to God then; but God is speaking to you today through these verses and telling you that the key to victory is to be walking in close fellowship with him BEFORE the attacks come.

How can you strengthen your spiritual life today?

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