“YOUR FAITH AND IDENTITY IN CHRIST …
…IS YOUR FULL ARMOR AGAINST THE REALM OF EVIL”
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” Ephesians 6
Do we really know what we’re up against as children of the living God? In this realm, we’re not in the kingdom of heaven, but in enemy territory as Ambassadors, Preachers, Ministers, Healers, Encouragers and Teachers, trying to complete a task given by our Lord in His name for the glory of our Father and God. Amen. Why then I ask myself, do most of us suffer shipwreck faith? (Rhetorical Question). Mostly because the growing up in our faith is a process learned as we mature in our identity of who we are in Christ and the authority in His name given to us. We are equip already even as babes in Christ with everything we need to complete our commission, and anything that lacks God provides through our Lord as we grow up in Christ and maturely learn to operate the gifts given to us for the task at hand…all we have to do is ask and God determines the timing. We are representatives of the kingdom of heaven. In the “Valley of the shadow of Death”…the land of a very powerful enemy that still holds captive those predestined to receive salvation…believe it or not, but very true. This is the reality, this is real, this is spiritual warfare. At times this sounds as if it’s a farfetched fiction unable to be grasped by the human mind UNLESS these things are revealed to you with spiritual eyes to see. John 3: Even the Apostle Paul stated; “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. .” 1 Corinthians 13:12 Brothers and sisters, without this knowledge of who we are in Christ how could we possibly think that we can stand against such a foe like him that walked among the fiery rocks of God, in His presence and as one of the protectors of the throne of the living God with so much power and knowledge? Even to the point of tempting Christ by twisting the Word of God. Are we really ready for such a battle? If we are not, then I believe we need to start preparing for such, because without this truth of Scripture grounded in our being, carved on the tablets of our hearts, our watered down faith will fail us when tried by fire and tested. Therefore let us prepare ourselves by knowing first who we are in Christ and in the household of God toward one another…surrendering ourselves under the hand of the living God that we may come to know what His pleasing and perfect will for us as representatives of the kingdom of heaven that dwells within you and all around you. Let us wake up and begin to see with spiritual eyes, as the Lord stated; Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Let us begin to walk in that faith, that faith we had when we first believed and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior for our lives and declare that which we believe regardless of man’s opinion, family rejection, and opposition from the enemy. Walk in that faith as we are given utterance to speak by the Spirit with boldness and the authority given to us in Jesus name. Amen. We are “MORE THAN CONQUERORS” Romans 8: 37-39; “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord…” and “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17. May the Holy God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and I as we grow up and mature in this walk of faith that we may be able to stand against the schemes of the evil one who works so diligently against the children of God. Keeping you from all unseen hurt harm and danger. God bless.
REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.