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Joyful_Heart
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 STANDING AGAINST THE DEVIL

STANDING AGAINST THE DEVIL

The Bible clearly says to use the full armor. We usually feel we are doing okay if we have most of the pieces of armor in place. Yet, if even one piece is missing, we have a weak spot where Satan can injure us, causing us to lose ground rather than standing firm. (1 Peter 5:8-9)

The New Living Translation in Ephesians 6:11 puts it this way... “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil.” It further says in verse 13, “Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.”

RESPONSE
Today I will put on the full armor of God to
stand strong against Satan’s darts of
doubt, denial and deceit.

PRAYER
“The Warrior’s Prayer”

Heavenly Father, Your warrior prepares for battle.
Today I claim victory over Satan
by putting on the whole armor of God!
I put on the Belt of Truth.
May I stand firm in the truth of your Word
so I will not be a victim of Satan’s lies.
I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.
May it guard my heart from evil
so I will remain pure and holy,
protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.
I put on the Sandals of Peace.
May I go out and proclaim the good news
of the Gospel so your peace will shine through me
and be a light to all I encounter.
I take the Shield of Faith.
May I be ready to deflect Satan’s fiery darts
of doubt, denial and deceit
so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.
I put on the Helmet of Salvation.
May I keep my mind focused on you
so Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.
I take the Sword of the Spirit.
May the two-edged sword of your Word
be ready in my hands
so I can use it to take authority over the Enemy.
By faith, your warrior has put on
the whole armor of God.
I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory.
Amen.

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 2012/4/25 15:14Profile
Trekker
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 Re: STANDING AGAINST THE DEVIL

I do not acknowledge the "New Living Translation" as being the Word of God. Sad how everyone always wants something "new". I am satisfied with the old.

 2012/4/25 19:24Profile
InTheLight
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 Re: STANDING AGAINST THE DEVIL

Thank you for sharing this, the spiritual battle is intense, we must have this full armor.

I've been reading William Gurnall's book The Christian in Complete Armor for a while now, it's taking me a long time to get through it but it is so very rich. I recommend it to all.

In Christ,

Ron


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Ron Halverson

 2012/4/25 19:46Profile
Joyful_Heart
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The point is that we need to put on the full armour of God. Read it in the translation you like. Just make sure you put it on.

Amen. William Gurnall is very rich. I have The Christian In Complete Armour in a daily devotional. David Wilkerson recommended that every Christian read it many years ago.

May we all remember to put on the whole amour of God daily. He is our shield.

God help us all as the days become more and more wicked.

God bless.

 2012/4/25 22:12Profile





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