Unspeakable Joy Devotional

2.5.19

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How to put on the Armor of God. Ephesians 6:16-17 “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”.

The shield not only defends our whole body but also our armor. The shield of faith has a very specific function-to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Not some but all of them. The shield moves with the attack no matter the direction.

Satan’s target is your mind and his weapon is lies. He wants to make us doubt God and our salvation.  We wear the helmet to protect our minds from doubting the truth of God, our salvation and the suggestions, desires, and traps the enemy lays for us.  We choose to guard our minds from worldly influence and instead think on things that honor Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 “Since we belong to the day, we must be serious and put the armor of faith and love on our chests, and put on a helmet of the Hope of Salvation”.

The enemy is not after your money or your stuff. He wants your mind, your attitude, your heart, your faith, and your peace. Stand firm as you put on the Armor of God, the enemy is fighting you over the things you can’t see.

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