Spiritual WarfareHow do I “wage war” with the devil?

Lets look at what Paul wrote about spiritual warfare in Ephesians chapter 6:10-12 (Message Bible)

10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong.

So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials.

And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way.

This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours.

This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

God made “spiritual warfare” weapons for us to use…and I can tell you through experience that these weapons DO WORK!

All we have to do is to put the “spiritual warfare” weapons on and follow the instructions.

Follow the instructions

Paul was specific with the “how to” instructions with these weapons. Lets take a look…

Ephesians 6:14-17

14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

having girded your loins with truth

Truth you say? What truth?

Remember Ephesians 6:12 “For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood

Where is the battle between you and your mate REALLY at? Is it with each other? Or is it in another realm that is affecting your marriage?

the devil wants you to keep fighting each other so that he can destroy your marriage without being discovered.

having put on the breastplate of righteousness

Stop looking at yourself as a failure because its simply NOT TRUE.

God made you righteous in his eyes because of what Jesus did…NOT what you did.

This is an important step to beating him in his own battlefield.

and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace

Having God’s Word in you at all times makes you ready INSTANTLY for warfare when it’s needed. (and it’s ALWAYS NEEDED)

You may not “feel ready” but you are! Keep reading and meditating on God’s Word so you can defeat the devil in your self or relationships.

taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one

Faith is how “we” (Christians) get things done. We cant “see” the desired results
BUT we can “see” it with the “eye of our faith” and THAT’S where the shield of faith comes in.
the devil shoots those flaming lies at you and you keep your shield held high and these lies
and other flaming things that the devil shoots at you wont even touch you.

 And take the helmet of salvation

What protects your head? Your thought process???

Quite a few things but the main one is YOUR SALVATION!

If you’re not sure about your salvation call us at 817 898-0490

and ask us to pray the prayer of salvation with you…we’ll be there for you!

the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

Here is a biggie…The Sword of The Lord is in your hands.

How to use The Sword? It’s easy…simply READ GOD’S WORD OUT LOUD every time the devil trues to lie to you.

You will cut him to pieces every time!

Once you understand the weapons of your warfare, you need to learn exactly how God “wired you to be”

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