Today, through the prayer request of one close to me, I was made painfully aware that Satan is real. Sometimes, I think we in this secular world often forget that the Devil is real. Scripture says he is, that he roams to and fro, and so it is, for the Word of God does not lie.
There are at least 100 instances in New Testament that speak of the Devil. The Devil, Satan, thinks so highly of himself, he even attempted to tempt Jesus. Matthew 4: 1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil. When the Devil cannot touch you, he will touch those around you. He will scatter, confuse, and throw hurtful, sometimes harmful, deadly darts at you. Look what he did to Job with God’s permission. But for those who believe, God always gives us a way out of the pain inflicted upon us, and that is through the Blood of Christ Jesus.
I leave you this day with Scripture and may you inscribe it in your heart so that you may be prepared should you, or your family, be attacked.
Ephesians 6: 10 – 20 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 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.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 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: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
As always, let us pray one for another and be strengthened in the full revelation that God’s Word is true and binding. Try to learn one piece of Scripture per month. For the sword is His Word and you must know it to speak it. The time will come when you will need it.
BELIEVE on the Blood of Christ Jesus.
Because Emmanuel Lives I Expect Victory Everytime!
Lord, I realize I am a sinner. I know there is evil in this world. I know, too, that good overcomes evil, and that when I am weak You are strong. In Your strength I have hope. Father, I know You have given me Your Word to protect me in times of strife. Let me begin my day with prayer and in thanksgiving for blessings yet to be received. Father, let me, daily, put on my armor, as your word describes, so that I may be prepared. Let me end my day humbly in your word, in prayer, and in thanksgiving for the day and its blessings. Give me the thirst and the strength, Lord, to read and study Your Word so that I may be equipped to handle what comes my way. Let my trust always be in You. No matter what comes my way, let me live in peace knowing that I am a child of the King, and that Jesus died on the cross for me. Let me be mindful of Job and his struggles and how he remained faithful to You. By the Blood of Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Submitted via email distribution on May 29, 2008.