August 22, 2021 New Geanaration Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – Put On the Armor of God
New Generation Grace Ministry
Sunday August 22nd, 2021
Title: Put On the Armor of God
( Ephesians 6:10-18) Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 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. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
In this world we continue to battle against principalities and powers.They are always seeking to find a way to destroy the people of God, because they are not happy with us. ( 1 Peter 5:8) “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone, to devour. For the children of God to stand the attack, we must depend on God’s power and use all the amor of God . You know, the devil looks at the time of our weaknesses, he knows when we are weak, that is when he comes with attacks. We have to stay at alert spiritually. We must have to stand strong with all our focus on God.
The devil fights with different types of weapons, he can start with false accusations, telling lies against us. He can attack our minds, our emotions by bringing anxiety and stress, sickness, hardship, etc . We must keep ourselves engaged in a spiritual battle. All believers in the Lord, are subject to devil’s attacks, because we are not on his side. Paul instructed us to use all the amors to resist his attack and to remain firm, in the Lord. When he throws his attack on us we can hold up our shields and stop him. The word of God says that everyone born of God overcomes the world. (1 John 5:4)
With prayers we must summon courage and effort to stand against the attacks of the devil. No matter how intimidating he may look or sound. Even when he uses the most fearful weapons, God assured us victory. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Beloved, let us together put on the Amor of prayer, faith, hope, trust in God. The battle is not physical but spiritual. If God is for us who can be against us? Nobody, let us remain prayerful and faithful, our victory is guaranteed in Jesus name.
Prayers: Oh Lord, please help me to be released from the bondage of fear. Give me the power to resist the devil. Father , rekindle the fire of my prayer altar in Jesus name. Thank you Lord for giving me victory over the agents of darkness. Thank you Jesus.
Further Reading: Matthew 16