Thursday, 15 March 2012

Today Reminder - 15 March 2012 (War)

My prayer for you for today is that you will be strong in the Lord and His mighty power, in Jesus Name.

Ephesians 6 (10-12) (13-17) (18)
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Warfare. When the enemy is defeated they have two options, they can surrender and submit to the victor or they can continue fighting until there is nothing left to fight with. Our fight is against the devil and his army, and he already lost the fight. When Jesus came to this earth and gave His life for us, he defeated the devil and destroyed him. He is a fallen enemy using everything he still has available to try and destroy as many life’s as possible. His tactics are shrewd and his lust for destruction seems limitless. He will use everything he can find against you to defeat your will and break your faith. He knows if he can just get one little thing that will trigger your downfall, you will be an easier target for greater destruction. He will use bad times and good times to his advantage therefore it is so important that we remain focussed on God and allow the Holy Spirit to help us in every moment of each day. You cannot stand alone, that is why Paul writes that you must be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. In Jesus we will become unstoppable and the devil knows this, so he will continue to try and break that relationship. It is time that we activate our force fields as we enter each new day into a new battle field against a relentless enemy. 

Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

My dear friend it is so important that you will remain standing after each battle but most important is this: Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Stand your ground and face each challenge with Jesus, because you are a mighty warrior with unlimited power.

Have a victorious day dear friend of Jesus.