Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 21, 2019

Stand Strong

Filed under: angles,armor,Bible,God,Holy Spirit,love,prayer,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:54 pm

Ephesians 6:11 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  (NIV)

I’ve written a good bit about the full armor of God.  I’ve gone into the various pieces of the armor.  What I haven’t done is look closely at what we are to do with the armor of God on us.  The Holy Bible says we are to take our stand against the devil’s schemes.  Stand means just that.  It means stand.  We don’t sit.  We don’t move to attack.  We stand our ground.  As we stand we pray and through our prayers the power of those prayers connect with God’s angels.  It is the angels who actually do the spiritual warfare.  For the spiritual warfare to be effective in our time and space it is combined with our prayers.  Some think prayers are just words or wishful thinking.  Prayers in the spirit, prayers allowing the Holy Spirit in us to pray, are the strongest weapon against the spiritual warfare that has raged ever since the angel Lucifer decided he wanted to usurp God’s authority and become god himself.  Why God allows Lucifer access to planet earth I don’t know but do wonder if it is to build up spiritual muscle in His children.  We exercise to build physical muscle so it makes sense to exercise in prayer to build spiritual muscle so we can make our stand against the schemes of Lucifer.  All Lucifer desires is for God not to have His children.  Lucifer isn’t interested in God’s children but in denying God in receiving His children’s love and worship.  Let us not deny God our love and worship.  Let us stand strong.

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