Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-14-20

December 14, 2020
Ephesians 6:10-18 (TPT)
Spiritual Warfare
10 Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.

11 Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! 12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. 13 Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.

14 Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. 15 Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.
16 In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! 17–18 Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God.
Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers.

Every day at some level we are engaged in a spiritual battle against the forces of evil. Satan comes against believers because we refuse to serve him. Since it is a spiritual battle, we must fight with spiritual weapons. So, make a decision to resist Satan, use your faith and stay true to God, pray constantly, protect your thoughts from lies, and embrace Christ’s saving work. Be an influence as you fight in the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for supernaturally infusing me with your strength and power. I will put on your armor and pray. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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