Today I am reminded that our battle is not with the physical and that I need to be on the ‘front-line’ and not watching from a distance..
“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.” – Ephesians 6:12
So how do we protect ourselves against such things?
“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. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” – Ephesians 6:13-20
Ask yourself this question; Are you taking up your armour for battle, or are you finding excuses to hide away? At one stage or another we all need to make a choice. The choice to sit still on the fence, or walk a path that has been laid out for us into eternity?
My prayer for you today:
“Lord I pray for your followers to wake up, listen and respond to their calling. Enable us to search the deep riches found in Christ Jesus and allow His Light to penetrate this dark world. Lord we know you have overcome the things of this world, and your love endures forever. May your Will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. May we open our hearts and minds to the fresh revelation from your spirit (paraclete – greek for Holy Spirit) and we a willing vessel for you to dwell. In Jesus Name. Amen”