Thursday, March 05, 2009

Protection That Cannot Fail


Ephesians 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all the strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.


This is no ordinary battle

Do you realize how serious this battle is? The scout has returned with this information about our enemy.

The devil has a bunch of strategies that we have to be ready for and he has an army of players in this battle that are not human. That information should be enough to make us more serious about this war and it should keep us from wanting to go it alone.

This is no ordinary battle gear

But wait a minute, even though we have a fierce enemy Paul tells us that if we put on our gear then we cannot lose, “after the battle you will still be standing”, that is some awesome battle gear! The enemy is a very alarming one but we have the best protection that cannot lose the war.

This is no ordinary ally

Not only do we have unbeatable battle gear but we also have an awesome ally in this war.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.


We have to be vigilant against our enemy that wants to destroy us and make us ineffective, we must be ready at all times because we can only be guaranteed a win if we have our battle gear on.


I thank you Lord that you are awesome and that you have provided for us so that we are not alone in this battle. I want to always be found with my battle gear on so that I can persevere to the end.