Wednesday, 10 April 2013


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

Resisting 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.

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