Memorise: For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8
Read: Ephesians 6:13-18
Bible in one year: Romans 5-8
the devil is a battle order to carry out a dangerous assignment because
of the kind of enemy we are facing, but we thank our God who has won us
the victory and equipped us with the right battle gear to carry out
this assignment. Ephesians 6:12 says,
'For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places."
Your fight is not a
carnal, visible fight but a spiritual one. You are not fighting fellow
human beings, but you are at war with the negative powers using these
human beings against you. By the time you obey the Lord's command by
going out, and casting out demons, you should expect the devil to fight
back. Some people are afraid of such attacks so they mind their business
expecting the devil to leave them alone. Unfortunately, whether you
plunder the kingdom of darkness - by leading souls to Christ, healing
the sick, and delivering the oppressed or not, they will still attack
you. If you know this, is it not better to be on the attacking side?
To remain victorious in the battle against the kingdom of darkness, you
must never joke with your battle gear. They are listed in Ephesians
6:13-18. First of all, you must be saved before you can be enlisted into
this army, thereafter, you must ensure your helmet of salvation is
always worn to protect your head. Satan will do everything in his power
to make you lose your helmet. Another part of your dressing is the belt
of truth. Belts help to hold your dress together and to look smart.
Belts are worn on a very sensitive position of the body bordering on the
navel, which is linked with the foundation or root of a man's life.
Truth is very crucial to the soldier of the Cross. Truth helps to hold
everything else in your body-family, ministry and work together. If
truth is missing, everything else will be in shambles. Whatever happens,
stick with the truth. Nothing can be done against the truth but for the
truth (2 Corinthians 13:8). In addition, you must live a righteous
life. That is the breastplate which secures your heart. Any soldier of
Jesus who lives in sin must expect to be defeated. Besides these, you
must wear the Gospel boots by evangelizing regularly. This protects your
feet, helps you to tread on your enemies and to go through bad
terrains. Are you wearing the right gear?
Action Point : According to Psalm 33:4, everything God does is in truth. Ask that from today, whatever you do will be in truth.