Armor Up! #5

Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Articles At A Glance

Take Up the Shield of Faith

This God-given trust is brought to the Christian Warrior who yearns for Him, seeks Him, desires to be with Him, and who cries out to Him. It is a faith not in one’s own efforts. Rather, it is a humble confidence in who God is and what His Word declares true.

This armor piece is more important than the others for without it, resistance will be futile.

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6  ESV)

The Roman shield was oblong and covered much of the body. The enemy would shoot literal flaming arrows often at the beginning of a battle to instill fear, confuse, and weaken resolve. Satan’s fiery darts, if you’ve ever been on the receiving end, are real and they can do serious damage if you are not living by obedient faith in repentance and by appropriating the power of the Holy Spirit by faith.¹

As the Scripture says (v. 16), there is an evil one. He hates you and me because he hates Jesus and all things of God, Heaven, salvation, redemption, forgiveness, submission, obedience, love and faith.

Since you belong to Jesus (if you are not sure, go to: Would You Like To Know God Personally?), you are His Ambassador and His soldier. You represent Him here on earth. When the devil looks at you, he recoils in disgust.

You remind him of his eternal defeat. He is a first rate loser and you are not. You are to shine Jesus, His love, His redemption, His kindness, and His Gospel to a lost and darkening world. He knows Jesus wants to save, strengthen, encourage and disciple souls through you. That is why you must “put on” the whole Armor of God daily…hourly if needed. Let us pray this for each other right now.

¹ https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/spiritual-growth/holy-spirit-resource-kit.html

Comments? Jim.Grunseth@Cru.Org

One Response to “Armor Up! #5”

  1. Cecelia Mahoe Says:

    Thanks for the encouraging word from the Lord. Yes Lord, I desire to put on the shield of faith and my feet covered with the gospel of peace. Blessings, Cecelia


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