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 (Eph 6:11-12)~ Can you imagine a soldier rising up early in the middle of a war zone, heading out, and forgetting to prepare for battle? That’s what we do each time we wake up in the morning to leave the house without “putting on the WHOLE armor of God”. It’s not enough to just pray; GEAR UP FOR YOUR DAILY BATTLE – you’re not going out there to fight people, but mindsets, ideologies and idiosyncrasies… Laws, rules and opinions “designed” toward your demise; all cleverly setup to ‘appear’ harmless and even inviting, yet serious and severe enough to not only throw off your victory and eternal destiny, but to derail the journey of generations that follow you.
This battle is about much more than you…you are just one piece but with a potential to impact so much more. This is why we must “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet 5:8)~ there is a very real enemy out there waiting to attack… and that enemy knows just how to get you… especially if you’re not prepared. Everything to keep you from your victory will be thrown at you today! Things that challenge what you believe, but spun in such a way that you could actually go the wrong way and not realize it until it’s too late! Look, the enemy wants to bring you down … Especially if you’re already walking in faith… You’re too dangerous to the master plan of evil! Therefore you need to protect yourself and be ready to counter the attack! 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 (Eph 6:16-17)!
Remember this my friend: It doesn’t matter how strong your will is, the enemy knows your weakness… but there’s something else that the enemy knows that he cannot defeat…and that’s your strength in Christ by faith in the Word of God…so the enemy will try to get you to not take it with you! Don’t let the enemy find you without the Word! Soldier: It’s a war zone out there! And it starts right now….Don’t go into the day unprepared! WORD UP Soldier, the day awaits!