BE STRONG IN THE LORD


BE STRONG IN THE LORD

Ephesians 6:10-18 (NKJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

For the next few days, let us look at the armor of God.  The Bible tells us in these verses to put on this armor so that we can defeat the different demonic powers and have victory in our lives.  It does not say that we have it on, but that we need to put it on daily.  This comes through an understanding of what this armor is, how we get it, and how we use it.

One thing that we have to remember is that Jesus had this armor on, and He defeated satan and all of his hosts.  So if we put it on, and use it, we will also defeat the enemy when he comes against us.

These verses also tell us to be strong in the Lord.  In other words, Jesus will never leave us or forsake us, so we can rest assured that if we do it God’s way, we will be victorious.  So let us go on this journey for the next few days and see how we can get this armor, and use it to live a victorious life!

CONFESSION:  I thank you Father, for giving me the armor that Jesus had.  As He defeated the enemy, so will I, through You!

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Samuel 17:1 – 18:4

John 8:21-30

Psalms 111

Proverbs 15:11

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Judges 20, Judges 21

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 8:31-59

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 61:1-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Judges 20, Judges 21

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 8:31-59

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 61:1-8