Saturday, September 12, 2015

We must pray and defeat satan before he has the chance to pounce on us. Satan is just hiding in the shadows...the murky places of our life...trying to take root within our thoughts so he can beat us down and cover us in his slime...placing his (satans) purpose for us in our minds. Satans purpose for us...if we will listen to him...then becomes our mess...our pain...our defeat!

We live in a world that is filled with darkness...cosmic powers...spiritual forces of evil. When you break it all down that means...satan and all of his demons are running rampant...wreaking the air all around us and on the earth we walk on. We have all experienced the enemys tactics against us...the things he does are real.

I learned a long time ago that if you give satan just a bit of breathing room in your life that before long he will begin to live and thrive there. It takes him no time at all to get a foothold...eventually a death grip...on you.

But...if you are a Christian there is an just need to put it on daily...

The Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-18Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the [a]firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness [b]produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [c]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [d]wields, which is the Word of God.
18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).

Always remember...

We have the answer for anything that comes upon us and He is living inside of us...JESUS! He is our Rock...our fortress...our deliverer...our help when any trouble comes upon us in this life.

"until we see JESUS...face to face"

1 comment:

  1. You know, I've been a Christian for thirty years now, yet I still need to be reminded to put on the armor! I don't know why I keep forgetting to, but I do, and then I get into the same old ruts and tangled up in so many little things each day that I end up needing help to sort through it all. I read that first line of your post: " We must pray and defeat satan before he has the chance to pounce on us." and I thought Well, Satan is already defeated, but then I remembered that he is also a deceiver who wants us to forget that, and to forget that through Christ we have power over him, but only if we put on that armor, and pick up that sword and shield which is the Word of God and our shield of faith...See, everything else we wear, but those two items we must (actively) pick up and hold onto!
    Blessings and love~Lisa