“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
“In warfare, sometimes an enemy places dangerous obstacles in the path of advancing soldiers. … Satan has many obstacles placed in the path to halt the propagation of the gospel.”*
It is my belief, based on the opening chapter of Job in the Old Testament, that Satan, our great adversary, must first seek permission from God to attack one of His children. Attacks WILL come at us if we are living for God. We NEED the full armor of God to stand. It is OUR choice to make. We don’t HAVE to do a thing, but know this, we CAN have a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe. We can share the gift His has freely given us to others who need it desparately and don't even know it. Does that not MEAN something to you?
Avail yourself of this piece of armor, for being spiritually in tune with where you are, where you are going and what you are to do is vitally important to you as a believer. Satan has no hold on you. He can do NOTHING to you that you yourself do not allow. You can be sure that if God is testing you, you must be in the center of His will and that is always the safest place to be.
James 4:7-8a (TNIV) “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!!
* quote from www.gotquestions.org web site.