What is the devil doing?


Good morning dear readers, this is a beautiful day! Let us continue our subject of thought, shall we?

Last time I explained to you exactly what the devil wants you to think. He disguises himself

Yeah, this guy IS NOT YOUR FRIEND..

Yeah, this guy IS NOT YOUR FRIEND..

as “alien beings” or whatnot to make you think that there are actually extraterrestrial creatures out there, “watching over you”. Please, my dear friends, do not be deceived.

Like I said before, the devil will disguise himself as an angel of light to trick the people of this world and make them doubt the Word of God.

Now,  the devil is always on the look out to harm you if he gets a chance. But do not be afraid, because we can make sure that he doesn’t get a chance like that.

First of all, if you are being tortured by any sickness or illness, or if you just can’t find peace of mind, then you must realize it is the doing of the devil, and not the Lord.

In Luke, Chapter 11, verse 14, we read of how a dumb person got healed:

“And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the jesus-heals-blind-mandevil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.”

It turns out that it was not the person that was dumb; it was rather the devil that had caught hold of him that was dumb. The devil had the defect, and so when he caught hold of that person, his defect played out as the person’s defect. Do you see how the devil can make his own characteristics play out in you? This is the same way that some people do the most devilish things to others around them. Some people commit such heinous crimes to other innocent souls, that anyone would wonder if a normal human would have the heart to do such a thing.. Yes, it’s not human nature to do these evil things. It is none other but the devil. The devil is very tricky, and you have to be careful and strong in your faith to repel him.

This is why I urge you to realize that the devil is the one responsible for all your illnesses. If you are diseased right now, all it takes is one rebuke in the name of the Lord, and the devil will flee.

Now, if you think that the devil can attack you and affect you at any time, then think again. The devil has no right or authority to harm you, UNLESS you give him that authority.

Here’s what I mean by that: Ephesians 04:27 says:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

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You’re the one responsible for not letting the devil inside

You are the one responsible for keeping the devil out of your heart. You have the decision to make about who you’re going to give place in your heart to: the Living Jesus Christ, or the devil. Sin, reject Christ, ignore the Word of God, and your heart is already occupied by the evil spirit. On the other hand, repent, pray, love God, be righteous, believe, and you your life will be much better, for the King of Kings will dwell within your heart.

You are the one responsible for holding up your faith and repelling the devil. How can you repel the devil? Here’s how:
Ephesians chapter 6 verse 11 says:

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

That is precisely how you can stan?????????????????d against the devil’s attacks. Put on the WHOLE armor of God, not just a few parts of it. In my previous posts, I have talked in detail about each and every part of the armor, and you can check each of them out by moving your mouse over the tab that says “Armor of God” and clicking on each article. 

The devil does not like anything you do to please God. He wants control over man, the creation of God, and he’s constantly trying to make his dreams come true. Our faith and righteousness is what shatters his dreams.

Every time we stand up for the Lord, every time we proclaim His kingdom, every time we turn away from sin, every time we pray for the will of God, we are trampling upon theMan_holding_Bible-370x278 devil’s spirit. Every time we preach the word of God, every time we lead another to faith, every time we reject the tempting offers of the devil, his plans are failing, and his powers are becoming useless against us and the ones around us.

No one wants to hear about the devil. Most people just go on about the blessings of the Lord and teach people of nothing but bliss and happiness. Yes, the Lord is a good God. He is the kindest Being to ever exist. But we need to also be aware of how the devil, our enemy, works. How can we defeat or proclaim victory over an enemy unless we know his tactics and know how to fight them?

I am not afraid to speak of the devil, because he is nothing but a liar, an evil entity that wants nothing but to destroy the happiness of the True Children of God, and if my readers know what tricks he has in his hat, then my readers will be able to foresee his deception and fight against him.

Our Lord has already claimed victory over sin and death. He is the King of all Kings, and the ultimate power is with Him. Victory is His, and victory is ours.

E-mail my father Evg. Joy Simon if you are in need of prayer, because like I said, any sickness can be instantly healed by the power of Christ: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

Or e-mail me for any guidance or concerns you may have: steny8295@yahoo.in

God bless you, and till next time, may the peace of Christ be with you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shield of Faith


Good morning, and a warm welcome back to all my dear readers today! I have by God’s grace been doing alright, and I hope you have as well.

Today, let us return to our discussion of the Armor of God.

4. THE SHIELD OF FAITH

As we read before in Ephesians, Chapter 6, verse 14-17,

16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”pt196_fierydarts-cropped

This, my friends, is what I have been waiting for. My favorite part of the Armor, the shield of faith!

Our faith in God alone can save us in any time of distress or need. We all know what a shield does for a soldier at battle. The shield is like a part of the armor that he can manipulate to protect different parts of his body according to the enemy’s attack.

A soldier’s shield moves according to how his hand moves, as it is his hand that holds his shield. If we all carry a shield of faith, it is our necessity to carry it and hold it up with all our might, no matter what, in order to protect ourselves so we may  fight further.

shield-of-faithI hope you understand that what I am trying to say is that our faith is our responsibility. Hold it up all the time, meaning don’t lose your faith. The enemy may try to separate you from your shield using his swords and spears, but only if we hold on to it so tight will we be able to protect ourselves. Our faith in God should be strong enough so that no matter who or what comes in our way, we will never let go of that shield.

Having strong faith protects us because God can only protect you if you believe and trust that He can. If you have read my earlier posts, then I trust you remember how I once talked of how our fear makes us vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy. If you would like to read that post once again, please CLICK HERE.

Why should we, the soldiers of the army of the almighty and powerful Heavenly Father, fear at all? Hold on to your faith, my dear fellow soldiers, because it is our duty to fight for our God.

As long as you don’t let go of your shield, the enemy can never touch you. But in order to be completely protected from the enemy, we need ALL the parts of the armor. That is precisely why I am continuing this subject and looking at each part of the armor one by one in detail.

Only if we know exactly what each part of the armor does and what it is comprised of, will we be able to do some soul-searching to see if we lack any of the parts of this armor.

Don’t forget that the enemy is looking for every chance to attack you, and you may not even know it; therefore, always be fully prepared for anything. Therefore, my friends, keepArmorOfGod-1_49213259_std your armor intact every second of every day, not letting the enemy touch you. Check your armor when you get the chance, looking to see if you’ve accidentally taken off the belt of truth or your shoes of peace.

I urge my readers to do some serious soul-searching every day, whenever you can find the time. Check yourself to see where you lack in the eyes of God, and try your best to live up to the expectations your Heavenly Father has of you.

This battle is not an easy one. It is one that requires great courage, spirit and loyalty to our Father. This battle is one that tests every one of our abilities. This battle is a test of our faith, courage and desire and striving to succeed. This battle tests our patience to hold on till the very end. This battle tests who we are and where we stand in accordance with God.

All I can say as a fellow soldier, is that we are in this together, and that God is with us no matter what. Feel free to e-mail me whenever you’d like, if you’d like to talk about your personal experiences in this spiritual warfare so far. I’d be glad to hear from you and discuss with you about such matters, and we can all morally support each other in this war with the devil. Here’s my e-mail: steny8295@yahoo.in

I’ll see you next time, and in the meanwhile may God bless you and may the peace of Christ be with you!

Your Shoes of Peace


Greetings my dear readers!! Welcome back! This is our first post for the year of 2013, so may I start off by saying thank you once again for all your support, and may I take a moment to thank the Almighty God for His kind grace on this blog.. for giving me the right words and the right topics to write about.. for giving me the inspiration to write..

I hope you all had a nice New Years!

Now, onto the subject of thought – the Armor of God. We discussed the importance of the Belt of truth and the Breastplate of righteousness. Now if you remember the verse: (Ephesians, chapter 6 verses 14-17)

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

3. THE SHOES OF PREPARATION FOR THE GOSPEL OF PEACE

You feet must be shod with the “preparation of the gospel of peace” which means that you must stand ready as ever to spread the message of peace among the world.

The shoe is what protects your feet when you charge towards the enemy. Without a good caaog3shoespair of shoes, your feet would suffer from the stones and thorns of this world, and no matter how energetic you are, you wouldn’t be able to fight as well because you cannot move as you feet are injured.

This means that you must be prepared to accept as well as spread the gospel of peace. You see, if you do not  show enthusiasm for Christ’s message of peace, then how would you be able to stand and fight strong in this war?

Another question that may arise in your hearts may be “How does a soldier at war benefit from the gospel of peace if they’re trying to defeat the enemy?”

Well, the peace of Christ is what helps a child of God endure through everything. You must keep in mind that this war is not physical, but spiritual, and therefore, it is an ongoing war.. it happens everyday, whether you notice it or not.

soldier for GodEveryday, when you face hardships, feel sad, become unable to be your best for God, these are all times when the devil is trying his best to attack you and discourage you.. but no, in those hard times, like I always say, pray. Pray to God, and find strength in Him.

Once the peace of Christ overcomes your heart, then no matter how many trials and tribulations the devil brings in your life, you will be able to withstand it all, because the practice of Christ’s peace is what shoes your feet, and as long as you keep those shoes on, no matter how many thorns or stones you have to step on, they won’t affect you and you will be able to fight strong.

Spread this gospel of peace, be prepared to share it with the world every single day. Prepare your feet to carry this gospel of peace enthusiastically, and prepare yourself to fight the enemy that is vainly trying to stop you.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail me if you have questions: steny8295@yahoo.in

God bless you till next time!! 🙂

The Armor of God


My dearest readers, warm Christian greetings to you today!

I am opening a new poll today, and I hope that all of you will participate in it.

Today, I would like to discuss with you the subject of the armor of God.

Why does one need an armor? First of all, who needs an armor to protect them? A soldier in war, right?

We Christians are soldiers in war against evil. In Ephesians Chapter 6, verse 12 says:

12 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.

We are in a constant war against the devil. In our lives, when we live in the middle of this chaotic world, the armies of the devil are constantly trying to attack us and defeat us.

Have you ever wondered why we, the children of God, trying our best to be righteous and loyal to God, have to face the greatest and deepest hardships? I know I have. This is all part of the spiritual war we are facing. Our God has recruited us into His mighty army to fight against all evil and the devil and we must be courageous to fight with joy for our Lord.

Most of the people around us have sadly been influenced the evil powers of the devil, and so they are not having to face as much hardships in life as we are, because they are the children of the enemy. But we are not, and so that devil will constantly try to attack us and irritate us, because he cannot stand to see you and me being loyal to the Almighty God.

Always remember that in the end, victory is our Lord’s. We wrestle “not against flesh and blood”. This means that we are not in war against the evil people on earth. Our enemy is not a human or animal or anything with flesh. Our enemy is of a spiritual form. Lucifer is an evil spirit. We are here to fight against the spirit that dwells in the evil people and makes them act as they do.

We are here to fight against the troops of the devil that linger around to penetrate into human lives and cause illnesses, grief, sorrow, war, and hatred.

To make sure we are successful in this war, what must we as loyal and fiery soldiers do?
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.” (Ephesians Chapter 6, verse 13)

The armor of God is what we need in order to survive this battle and claim victory in our Lord’s name. Now this armor is made of many components, each of which we MUST HAVE in order to survive and fight:

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

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

1. THE BELT OF TRUTH: You must have a belt of truth “girt” around your loin in this war. Now what is this belt used for? For the old Roman soldiers, the belt was a crucial part of their armor, because without the belt, they would have nothing to hold their scabbard in place, which is where they kept their sword. So if you do not have a belt, then you have no place to keep your sword, and you are basically charging against your enemy with no weapon.

This means that you and I must train ourselves to live in truth. We the children of God must never practice false talk and lies in life, because if we do, then there will be nothing to hold our weapon of “the word of God” in place. It all goes together. The word of God is the pure truth of the whole world, and it cannot be upheld if we also do not hold truth in life.

As time is limited for me this morning, I must now stop here, but next time we meet, we will definitely talk more about the armor of God.

Till then, may the peace of Christ be with you and may God bless you!